Drydocks World and Maritime World, the leading international service provider to the maritime, offshore oil, gas and energy sectors is participating in WETEX 2014, which is being held under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance of the UAE and President of DEWA, at Dubai World Trade Centre on April 14-16, 2014.
His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World & Maritime World said, “Our participation in the exhibition will help build awareness about our services and projects that focus on green technology, renewable energy and exemplify the best global practices in this field. We believe in sharing our knowledge and expertise in these areas to the benefit of others and to contribute to Dubai’s initiatives in green sustainable energy. We would like to demonstrate that with commitment and dedication the objectives related to environmental sustainability, no matter how challenging, are achievable. Our efforts have been widely recognized and awarded and we believe in continuous improvement.”
Drydocks World is the recipient of the Emirates Energy Award 2013 and RTA Sustainability Award and is re-certified to ISO 140001 by LRQA. It is an active supporter of DEWA’s Earth Hour initiative that is aimed at promoting messages related to sustainability, environmental awareness, and eco-friendly practices to conserve electricity and water consumption and minimize the impact on the environment. The Environment Management System at Drydocks World is setup to continually reduce the environmental impact in all areas.
Several measures have been taken to reduce environmental impact and to recycle wherever possible. Measures such as the designing, fabrication and installation of a simple wastewater filtration system to capture pollutants from hydro-blasting operations in the dock bottom, recycling of used abrasive grit at the local cement factory hence reducing the waste to landfill and modification of existing containers to reduce the impact of spills help in reducing pollution and managing the environment.
Drydocks World has manufactured a range of specialized ships, including seismic survey vessels for research to identify the best possible subsea areas to drill for oil. These vessels have the ‘green passport’ for energy, efficiency and environment management. These are some of the most multi-functional offshore support vessels and generate more progress in the growth of the oil and gas industry all over the world than any other type of ships. These vessels have broken the world bollard pull record by an AHTS, at 402.4T, surpassing the previous record of 397T.
In addition, use of Chariot Robotics for hydro-blasting on a ship’s hull helps in reducing pollution, while offering consistent quality and increased efficiency. Replacing the use of certain hazardous chemicals with environmentally friendly ones and using fully automated covered grit blasting chambers with dust extraction system, with grit recycling system are other measures that have been put into place. The shipyard has also implemented automated covered painting chambers with four season temperature controlled de-humidification and vacuum cleaning facilities.
Drydocks World has implemented the LED lighting system for tanks and confined space entry, which have distinct advantages in terms of reduced energy consumption, eliminated electrocution risks, marked escape routes automatically and saved hundreds of thousands in power bills. Since the initiation of the LED Lights project, Drydocks World has reduced energy consumption by over 5 million kilowatts annually leading to a cost saving of Dhs3m. More importantly HSE related incidents due to electrical cable contact have been ZERO underlying the personal safety benefits of such green initiatives.
Further the company is creating a global impact with world-leading projects that have contributed to environmental sustainability by advocating the use of environment friendly and sustainable technology such as NuFlow’s unique pipe rehabilitation solutions for global marine vessels and offshore construction and onshore facilities. These non-intrusive and non-destructive processes are quicker, safer, less disruptive and more cost-effective for ships.
Technical experts from Drydocks World departments such as Infrastructure Maintenance & Development Department and Procurement will be available at the stand to guide visitors on the projects and services offered at the facility.
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