Milaha to add new floating dock to support vessel repair

Qatari maritime firm Milaha has decided to expand its facilities with the acquisition of a new floating dock to support vessels repair and dry-docking.

New floating dock; Image: Milaha

Milaha said last week that the dock was set to arrive at the Mesaieed Shipyard in the coming months and would be fully operational in the second half of this year.

The dock acquisition is part of the major upgrade and modernization plan of the shipyard facilities announced last year and will provide key support to the local government and private economy in all its maritime and oil & gas sectors.

Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, Milaha’s president and CEO, said: “As per our plan announced in December 2018, Milaha’s shipyard is undergoing a major modernization program aiming to ensure future success by building on its past accomplishments and set the standards for quality and safety-oriented solution to the market and to Qatar.

“We are pleased to announce that we have finalized the acquisition of a new floating dock able to accommodate vessels for ship-repair up to 230 meters in length and up to 30,000-tonne lifting capacity.”

Since its foundation, Milaha’s shipyard has repaired more than 8,000 vessels for regional and international shipowners. The shipyard also serves industrial markets by providing maintenance, shutdown, offshore fabrication, and workshops services.

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