Industry, Logistics & Shipping

Grandweld celebrates 35 years of achievements

Grandweld, the UAE-based ship building company, celebrated its 35th anniversary recently, marking its continued excellence since its inception in 1984.
The ceremony was attended by major industry key players, who have trust in the company’s outstanding deliveries and designs. 
Grandweld, which employs over 800 professional engineers and technicians in shipbuilding and maintenance, has added the 'Made in the UAE' mark on over 170 boats and marine vessels of all sizes and types. It has sold more than 60 crew boats of its GW42M design
Jamal Abki, general manager of Grandweld Shipyards, said: “Though the maritime industry has faced its fair share of challenges in recent years, Grandweld has strategically maneuvered market conditions to offer quality services to our esteemed clients. Though we are based in the UAE, our aspirations far exceed the parameters of the country, as we intend to positively impact and develop the entire GCC and Middle East.”
He further added: “During our 35 years of existence, the company has successfully repaired thousands of ships and built 170 vessels. This is what distinguishes our company, making us one of the leading solution providers in the maritime shipping industry in the region.”
The Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries has valued the regional maritime industry at an approximate $61 billion.
Abki said: “The ships we have built, have been sailing across all oceans and seas with various flags. Each one carries the “Made in the UAE” stamp, which is something that we proudly emphasise on our all products and services.”
Abki continued: “Grandweld also prioritises consistent improvement in maintaining our ecological footprint. Given the significant economic impact of the shipping industry, and its vital role in enabling global trade, Grandweld is firmly committed to preserving the environment for future generations through achieving ideal and sustainable operations.”
Holding a LEED Gold certificate reinforces Grandweld’s efforts and status as a sustainable shipyard. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. Available for virtually all building, community and home project types, it provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. The certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.
The home-grown company has been positioned as one of the global shipbuilding leaders due to its quality and efficient provides designs and services. Grandweld has been closing deals with local, regional and global entities to achieve great company success and inject added value into the overall maritime sector, it said. 
Abki concluded: “With the help of our in-house engineering and design team, we are able to tailor quality services to all our clients. The company has been incorporating safety and sustainable measures into its business, and this has made us a favorable choice for many of the regional maritime industry’s stake holders.” – TradeArabia News Service