Grandweld has signed a contract with Stanford Marine for the construction of two 42m GrandSuperior crew boats whose keel-laying ceremony has just been completed. These are the 11th and 12th Grandweld ships built for Stanford Marine.
The new contract demonstrates the strong relationship between the sister companies and the huge market demand for the highly successful Grandweld GrandSuperior series of 42m crew of boats. This project comes as Stanford Marine is embarking on a strategic fleet renewal program marking the acceleration of the company’s growth following the restructuring of the Group’s debt completed in 2020.
Jamal Abki, Managing Director of Grandweld Shipyards said “In 2021, we won several shipbuilding contracts worth $ 30 million. Although 2020 has been difficult for the industry as a whole, we have seen an increase in business. This continued into 2021 and we now have a strong order book through the end of 2022. Our position in the industry and our capabilities have helped us gain the trust of Stanford Marine, for whom we have built several ships over the years. Recent orders for crew boats are a testament to the quality of our shipbuilding and the performance of our vessels, and customer loyalty is proof that we consistently achieve our goal of delighting our customers. We look forward to contributing to the rapid growth and success of the Group.
Shamjith NV, Managing Director of Stanford Marine said “We are experiencing a rapid increase in demand for offshore support vessels serving the oil and gas sector in the Middle East, South East Asia and West Africa. Stanford Marine is well positioned to take advantage of this market recovery; this order for next generation crew boats with Grandweld is in line with our business goals and demonstrates SM’s continued commitment to the company.
We contracted Grandweld to build these crew boats because of the ship’s proven reliability, speed and capacity. The GrandSuperior design is renowned for its high utilization rates, low maintenance requirements and versatile capabilities.
Based in Dubai, Stanford Marine Group is made up of Stanford Marine, which operates a large fleet of OSVs, and Grandweld Shipyards, a fully integrated shipyard providing shipbuilding, ship repair and engineering solutions for the industry. offshore and maritime. Thanks to the implementation of innovative technologies and efficient practices, the Group has developed long-standing relationships with key players in the industry. In addition, a commitment to quality, health, safety and the environment has reaffirmed its position as one of the world-class players in the industry.