Abu Dhabi: Bahrain’s Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard (ASRY) has announced combined investment of over $3.7m in the yard’s onsite specialist contractors (OSCs) concept.
ABB, SOLAS and Seven Seas are some of the new companies who have signed up to be part of the ASRY initiative, named Project Jupiter, which aims aims to make the company the leader for OSCs in the Middle East.
Investment in the Project Jupiter scheme is expected to top $9.2m by the end of the year.
“This new initiative will give ASRY the highest quality mix of OSCs in the Middle East to ensure that any global owners needs are catered for specifically and efficiently,” Nils Kristian Berge, ASRY CEO, said in a statement. “By being able to offer the comprehensive range of specialist services on site, there is less need for owners to bring specialized engineers.”
ABB Industries opened a workshop in ASRY earlier this year to provide onsite international factory warranties to all service jobs done at ASRY, including dedicated machinery and engineers.
SOLAS signed an agreement to establish a 2,000-m2 service centre for life boats, life rafts and fire fighting & life saving appliances in ASRY.
Seven Seas’ new $800,000 facility opened in May 2014 and has two workshops, one for metal fabrication, producing HVAC and architectural items; and another shop for carpentry, building high-quality furniture and architectural items, predominantly for offshore applications.
ASRY now accommodates 33 OSCs, including Alfa Laval, Wärtsilä, Blohm+Voss, Harris PYE and Goltens, among others. [23/10/14]