UAE: High-Level Delegation from Martinique Islands Pays Visit to Drydocks World

A high-level delegation led by Karine Roy Camille, Chairman of Maison de Martinique, Tourism and Economic of the Martinique Islands, of the Caribbean Sea, Philip Eadie, CEO, Development and Studies in Caribbean (CED) and Group Project Engineering Management and Infrastructure, visited Drydocks World shipyard, the well-established international player in ship repair, conversion, new build and engineering.

The visit came one day after the announcement of its MoU with Big Invest Consult AG for constructing the revolutionary Water Discus Hotel, which is both above and underwater at the Annual Investment Conference 2012, Dubai.

The visiting team was received by Khamis Juma Buamim Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World. The meeting was attended by Ali Bin Towaih, Vice President – Business Development, Strategies and Administration and Ahmed Amin, Business Relations Manager. The delegation was given an overview of the maritime capabilities of Dubai and the commitment to develop trade and international cooperation, which is part of the government vision.

The delegation was given a full presentation and detailed overview of the new marine project concept – a ‘Dream City’ and the effect on the environment, the international acknowledgement of its effectiveness in reducing soil erosion and rehabilitation of coastal systems to marine life. The project concept is designed based on elevated offshore oil platforms and the submersible installations.

Karine Roy-Camille said that she was amazed with what she saw in Dubai and the greatness of the creativity and technical developments. She affirmed interest of the Martinique Islands to be a part this fantastic and outstanding project by sending the initial letter of intent.

Also, they discussed the potential required size of the project which will be designed based on the client interest. The preliminary draft states that the project should accommodate from 90 to 100 super deluxe rooms and suites, conference and concert hall. The ideal location for placing the project in the Martinique Islands was also discussed. Big Invest Consult will study and work on the technical plan of the project.

CED had a turnover of € 3.9 million in 2010 and is actively involved in construction, property management and project management in the Caribbean.


Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, May 7, 2012;