Dubai World seeks to build national management talent

DUBAI — Building a bankable pool of national management talent is an integral part of Dubai World's long-term development strategy and will be pursued vigorously in all group business units, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman, Dubai World, said.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sun 29 Jul 2007, 8:59 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 10:23 PM

He reiterated this commitment during a visit to the Drydocks World Dubai recently to inspect progress of work in the construction of the world's largest semi-submersible drilling rig hull.

Sulayem said: "Drydocks World Dubai is doing a commendable work, particularly since the opening of its new ship-building facilities last year. The recent launch of Drydocks World to consolidate the maritime sector is another milestone for us. We believe that the present economic developments should be matched with administrative changes that help improve management, productivity and customer satisfaction.

"Dubai World group as a whole is committed to long-term investment in building a bankable pool of national management talent that will support our expanding global activities. Such a proactive policy to promote national human resource assets is entirely in line with the strategic goals set for Dubai and the UAE by our leadership."

Hamed bin Lahej, COO, Drydocks World, said: "We will spare no effort in executing the projects undertaken with speed and high quality of service. Constantly enhancing our human resources, technical capabilities and the work environment are at the core of our operations. This has helped us keep pace with developments in the marine sector and to establish Dyrdocks World Dubai as a major international player in the industry."

Drydocks World Dubai is currently working towards completing the construction of the world's largest semi-submersible drilling rig for Aker Kvaerner.

It is one of two that Drydocks World Dubai is building for the Norwegian multinational company. Both are H6e variant semi submersible drilling rigs, designed for deep sea drilling in harsh environment and arctic conditions.

The contract with Aker Kvaener includes the steel construction of the two hulls up to main deck, installation of piping systems, DP-systems, mud tanks and sophisticated hull and tank coating as well as extensive electric wiring work.

The dimensions of the finished hull structures are: length 120 metres, width 77 metres and height 37.5 metres.

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