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April 1, 2019
Wärtsilä Corporation, Trade press release, 1 April 2019 at 2.30 pm EEST
Trident, a subsidiary of the technology group Wärtsilä is strengthening its underwater-related servicing capabilities with the opening of a new diving centre facility in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. This expansion into a major global shipping region will enhance Wärtsilä’s ability to serve its global customers with underwater repairs, refurbishments and maintenance. By performing this work below the waterline using fully trained technician divers, the need to dry dock the vessel is eliminated, thereby significantly reducing costs and avoiding interruptions to the vessel’s operations. The UAE centre became fully operational in February 2019.
“Our certified technicians can perform safe, reliable, and cost-effective repairs either underwater or afloat. Furthermore, we can assess repair requirements with thorough underwater inspections by our specialist teams. This adds considerable customer value since it increases the vessel’s operational efficiency while minimizing its downtime,” says William Winters, Managing Director of Trident – a Wärtsilä Company.
Wärtsilä already has strong underwater servicing capabilities in Europe through its acquisition of the Trident Group in February 2018, and its subsequent acquisition of the Spanish underwater services company Burriel Navarro later that year. This latest expansion into the Middle East shipping region extends the company’s global footprint in this specialist field.
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Wärtsilä in brief:
Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2018, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.