Drydocks wins US quality certification
Dubai, September 14, 2013
Drydocks World, a Dubai-based maritime service provider, said it has won a key certification from American Petroleum Institute (API) for the shipyard’s quality of services to the offshore oil & gas sectors.
The API Specification Q1 certification was in recognition of the company's quality management system which is suited to the requirements of the offshore oil and gas sectors.
It complements the company’s well-articulated and successful strategy to penetrate the offshore oil and gas sector with high quality, customized and added value services, said a statement from Drydocks World.
The company’s QMS is also certified in accordance with ISO9001: 2008 requirements. The system describes the process for monitoring and recording performance to provide data for continuous improvement.
The Business Excellence and Quality Control functions are centralized and fully autonomous, which ensure that products and services are delivered to consistent quality standards which are not compromised.
SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound) objectives are set in line with strategic goals. Continuous assessment and audits identify opportunities for improving the product realization process and the quality management system.
Commenting on the certification, Khamis Juma Buamim, the chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World said, “We are delighted to have received the API Specification Q1 certification. It is one of the most prestigious and popular quality standards and is a general requirement for working with the most important global players in the oil & gas sectors."
According to him, the certification was a testimony to its commitment to serve the sectors with high quality services and total dedication.
"We have a well-defined quality policy stressing on the 4Rs of excellence – Re-focused thinking, Re-engineered solutions, Re-energized interest and Re-positioned execution – and stringent steps in place that ensure all process descriptions, plans and procedures are well documented and form the basis for all operations in the company and its interaction with customers," stated Juma Buamim.-TradeArabia News Service