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Drydocks World - Dubai and BP extend partnership

Drydocks World - Dubai and BP extend partnership

Dubai: Drydocks World - Dubai, the flagship ship repair, conversion and new building yard of Drydocks World, has renewed its long-standing association with BP Shipping with the signing of a new Alliance Agreement.

According to the Agreement, signed by Nawal Saigal Drydocks World - Dubai md, and Dave Williamson, vp Fleet Operations of BP Shipping, the two companies will work closely to achieve optimum production levels based on mutually agreed terms, which includes strict implementation of accepted standards in safety, quality and environmental protection. The Agreement was signed during a two-day forum attended by representatives of both companies that explored areas of mutual co-operation. An Alliance Health, Safety and Environment Operating Manual was also signed during the forum.

Under the terms of Agreement, a joint team headed by Ravi Senaratne, commercial director, Drydocks World - Dubai and Andrew Cassels, Manager, Fleet Integrity Team, BP Shipping, will monitor all repair projects from the outset, even prior to the vessel's arrival in Dubai, until the work is complete and the ship leaves the yard.

Saigal, said: "BP Shipping has been one of our key partners for over a decade. The continuance of this alliance proves the level of satisfaction the company has experienced with our services, global standards of excellence and the quality of our professional and technical expertise. Our continued partnership will boost Dubai's status as the premier maritime industry hub in the region."

Drydocks World-Dubai has a long history of co-operation with BP Shipping, starting in 1992 when British Renown became the first vessel from the company to dock at the Dubai yard for repair works. Since then 44 major projects have been completed for BP Shipping at the yard. [23/07/09]