Drydocks World and Maritime World announce agreement with DNV GL

DUBAI: Drydocks World and Maritime World today announced that it has reached an agreement with DNV GL and appointed the classification society to provide re-certification services for its Quality Management Systems. DNV GL will be reviewing and auditing Drydocks World and Maritime World Quality Management Systems as per the agreed plans to verify compliance with the ISO 9001:2008 standard and to identify potential process improvement opportunities.

The contract was signed by Ali Bin Towaih AlSuwaidi, Vice President – Business Development, Commercial and Project Management and Alireza Ramin Majid, Country Manager of DNV. The certification covers all processes related to product and service creation associated with Drydocks World and Maritime World operations, update processes to accommodate rig building and offshore construction, reduce costs and improve the efficiency cycle in line with clients’ and customers’ recommendations. This will also cover operations undertaken by its state-of-the-art Global Offshore Services facility.

Ali Bin Towaih AlSuwaidi said, “This is a valuable partnership in line with our strategic direction towards ‘a broad vision to a new horizon’ and enhancing the core values of change and risk management cycle to serve the core business. We have been making sustained efforts at cultivating business excellence to reinforce best-in-class business practices to ensure the optimum utilization of available resources and maximizing the opportunities for building our market share in our business areas including our strategic foray into the offshore rig building market. This strategic co-operation would lead us further in this direction/orientation and enhance our reputation to new heights within global industry. The approach will help meet both global players’ expectations and standards requirements and prioritize areas that are most relevant to our business success.

We can continually manage areas of improvement to create more value while building leadership in the industry.” Currently, Drydocks World & Maritime World Management Systems are certified to ISO 9001:2008, API Specification Q1, API TS 29001, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ASME “R”, “U” ‘&’ “NB” Certification of Authorisation. The merger of DNV and GL in September 2013 led to the creation of DNV GL, a world leading ship and offshore classification society and one of the world’s top three certification bodies. DNV GL has a long standing history of cooperation with Drydocks World and Maritime World.