About us

About Albwardy Damen

With a high focus on safety

We aim to be the best and most efficient shipyard in the region

Welcome to Albwardy Damen, a joint venture between Albwardy Investment, Dubai and the Damen Shipyards Group, the Netherlands - both family-owned companies with a long history. We provide shipbuilding and shiprepair services to the marine and oil & gas industries in the Middle East.

We have a total workforce of around 1500 people of 26 different nationalities in our three UAE locations: Dubai, Sharjah and Fujairah. Our people are our biggest asset, and we are proud that 15% of our staff has been with us for 25+ years. With all the key competences in-house, including an extensive engineering division, we repair and build vessels to the highest technical and environmental standards. We are certified by LRQA for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001.

Designed and built to the highest technical and environmental standards, the spacious new yard is located on a huge 210,000 square metre site with a fully enclosed blasting/painting shop, as well as a covered newbuild construction hall. We have all the major trades in-house, including an extensive and experienced Engineering Department. With a 120x26 metre shiplift, ample docking space and 1,000 metres of quayside with a water depth of up to 8 metres, we are serving all operators in the region which have vessels of up to 120 metres.

Drydockings are also offered from Dubai and Fujairah. Our operation in Dubai offers drydocking repairs in Al Jadaf and Dubai Maritime City where we can dock vessels up to 130 x 33 metres in size.

Albwardy Damen is a joint venture of

Albwardy Damen highlights

  • Safety is our highest priority

    We are committed to continuously maintaining a safe and healthy workplace. We recognise that we work in a dynamic industry, sometimes involving potentially hazardous situations, so we take extra care.

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  • 1500 professionals ready 24/7

    We have a dedicated team of 1500 skilled professionals in three UAE locations, who are ready to support our customers 24/7.

  • One-stop shop

    We have a large team of in-house specialists who can help with requests of any level of complexity. Customers benefit from our mechanical and electrical departments all being in-house. We are engineering, building and repairing steel and aluminium vessels, and have extensive experience with retrofitting and conversions.

  • All the major trades in-house

    We have all the major trades in-house, including a multidisciplinary Engineering and Production support team. We offer 3D scanning, retrofitting, propeller repairs, thruster repairs, GRE piping, hydraulic and electric repairs.

  • Quality at the right price

    With all the key competences in-house, we deliver to the highest technical and environmental standards, and vitally, our services are provided at the right price.

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