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Jadaf begins move to Dubai Maritime City

Jadaf begins move to Dubai Maritime City

Dubai: Jadaf Dubai ship repair yard reports that it has started relocating operations from its current base on the Dubai Creek to the new  Dubai Maritime City development under construction near Port Rashid. The move is being carried out in such a way as not to affect operations or workflow.

The new off-shore facility will have three docks instead of the present two. According to Hamed Mohammed Bin Lahej, Jadaf Dubai's general manager,  all equipment from the old site will be relocated as well installation of "state-of-the-art machinery and advanced ship repair technology for the first time in the Middle East."

After extensive feasibility studies, Italian company ASCOM has been chosen to build a custom-designed giant boat hoist to be used in Dock 3.  The new travel lift will be 24.5 m long and 14 m wide. The new crane will be capable of lifting a vessel weighing up to 700 tons and carrying it onshore on special tracks to the repair yard or maintenance facilities, and can be operated by just three trained staff.

Jadaf Dubai's two existing docks will be upgraded at their new location to meet the increasing demand on maintenance of vessels of different sizes. Dock 1 is equipped with a fixed crane 90 metres long and 25 metres wide, with a lifting capacity of more than 3000 tons. Dock 2 has 11 berths, is equipped with a fixed crane 130 metres long and 35 metres wide, capable of servicing vessels weighing up to six tons.

Jadaf Dubai shiprepair yard and industrial marine complex is one of the oldest such facilities in the Gulf region and hosts nearly 300 marine companies. [19/12/06]