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Drydocks World wins Shipyard & Ship Repair Facility of the Year at The Maritime Standard Awards 2022
November 23, 2022

Drydocks World, a DP World Company, was recently awarded the prestigious Shipyard & Ship Repair Facility of the Year award at The Maritime Standard Awards 2022.


The 9th edition of the maritime industry awards was held at The Atlantis Hotel on Dubai’s Palm Island on 15 November, celebrating achievements in the industry.


Drydocks World completes over 300 projects a year on average at its shipyard in Dubai, located next to Port Rashed. The yard is spread over 200 hectares, and includes 3 graving docks and a floating dock, as well as more than 3,700m of berth space. It also boasts an in-house-built floating crane, which can lift 2,000 metric tonnes, including the weight of lifting gear for all types of heavy lift operations.


This latest recognition for Drydocks World by an independent panel of judges, strengthens the company’s growing global reputation for world-class service, repair, maintenance and support for a range of maritime industries. Over nearly four decades, the company become a leading provider of marine and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors.


Capt. Rado Antolovic PhD, CEO of Drydocks World said: “We are very proud to win the Shipyard & Ship Repair Facility of the Year Award. The awards have consistently recognised industry players for raising the platform for maritime achievement in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. So, it is a testament to the hard work that our staff put in every single day to advance the industry. With many world-class fabrication, refit, and refurbishment projects elevating the oil and gas industry, as well as expanding into new markets, 2022 has been an exceptional year for Drydocks World.”

The Drydocks World team were also shortlisted for two other awards -- the Safety and Security Award and Environment Protection Award -- highlighting the company’s focus on evolving an already exceptional business model in the maritime industry. Drydocks World aims to consistently deliver excellence and to achieve further success for the UAE’s maritime industry, positioning Drydocks World as an international yard of choice. 


The Maritime Standard Awards showcase excellence across the shipping, ports and maritime sector in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. With delegations from Saudi Arabia, India, Oman, Kuwait, Asia and Europe, 29 different Awards were celebrated at the event.

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