DISCOVER Magazine #7

Damen Shipyards Sharjah, UAE

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Damen Shipyards Sharjah FZE officially opened in early 2014. The Albwardy Marine Engineering owned and managed yard (Albwardy Marine Engineering is a joint venture between Damen Shipyards Group and Albwardy Investment) brings Damen newbuild and Albwardy Marine repair expertise and capabilities to customers in the Middle East and beyond. The yard is conveniently located in the Sharjah Hamriyah Free Zone and has direct access to the sea and meets the highest standards of modern ship construction and repair.

Based on a 284,000 m2 site, the facility is equipped with a 120 x 26.5 m shiplift with a 5,200 tonne capacity, eight dry berths, a fully enclosed blasting and painting facility, an undercover construction hall of 4,500 m2 and workshops covering 7,500 m. The facility has 1,200 m of quay with a water depth of up to 9 m.


With a healthy orderbook, Damen Shipyards Sharjah has recently delivered tugs, workboats, support vessels, dredgers, landing crafts, floating docks, barges and pontoons. Damen Shipyards Sharjah is also the Damen Services hub for the Middle East region.

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