Milaha, a Qatari provider of transport and supply chain solutions, has selected project management and consultancy firm Royal HaskoningDHV to develop plans for upgraded shipyard facilities.
Since it was established in 1978, Milaha’s shipyard has repaired roughly 8,000 vessels and served shipowners both regional and international.
In addition to this, the shipyard supports industrial markets by providing maintenance, shutdown, fabrication and workshops services.
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According to a statement, Milaha is working with Royal HaskoningDHV to prepare for further growth in current markets and expand into new areas of operations.
Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, President and CEO of Milaha, commented: “The phased upgrade plan for our shipyard is being done to support our business strategy and to increase the shipyard’s market share in four diversified target market sectors, all with minimal disruption to the ongoing operations at the facility.
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“When completed, the shipyard will have an increased capacity and efficiency in handling ship repair works of larger and more complex size, will enhance the focus on the industrial business support and ensure a world class solution for all its clients.
“Additionally, the planned upgrades include a new larger floating dock, larger and enhanced workshops and an overall revamping of the facilities aimed to the introduction of unique services to support specialized areas of Qatar ongoing development.”
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Erik Oostwegel, CEO of Royal HaskoningDHV, added: “We are honoured to be appointed by Milaha Shipyard for this major upgrade investment planning for the whole shipyard production facilities to meet the challenges of the next 40 years.”
The upgrade is scheduled to begin in early 2019, and will be completed by the third quarter of 2020.