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Milaha to upgrade Mesaieed shipyard

Milaha has appointed Royal HaskoningDHV to develop plans to upgrade its shipyard facilities in Mesaieed, Qatar.

The yard is being prepared for further growth and expansion into new areas, having repaired around 8,000 vessels since it was established in 1978.

Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, president and CEO of Milaha, commented: “The phased upgrade plan for our shipyard is being done to support our business strategy and to increase the shipyard’s market share in four diversified target market sectors, all with minimal disruption to the ongoing operations at the facility. When completed, the shipyard will have an increased capacity and efficiency in handling ship repair works of larger and more complex size, will enhance the focus on the industrial business support and ensure a world class solution for all its clients. Additionally, the planned upgrades include a new larger floating dock, larger and enhanced workshops and an overall revamping of the facilities aimed to the introduction of unique services to support specialized areas of Qatar ongoing development.”

Work on the upgrade is scheduled to commence early next year and should be completed by the third quarter of 2020.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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