Dubai, UAE, September 7, 2012: ABB Turbocharging will now have a dedicated service point for ABB turbochargers in the Drydocks World facility in Dubai, a leading international player in ship repair, ship conversion, ship building and offshore fabrication. This new cooperative agreement was marked formally by signing a Memorandum of Understanding at a ceremony in conjunction with the SMM in Hamburg, Germany, one of Europe’s leading maritime exhibitions. Executive and senior leaders from both companies attended the signing ceremony held at the Hamburg Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry Office. A formal service agreement will be signed in October 2012.“Given the strategic importance of the Drydocks World to our mutual customers, this initiative provides onsite accessibility to key equipment required for the overhaul of turbochargers, thus allowing for quick turnaround times and onsite technical support round the clock, ” said John Fyfe, Area Manager Middle East and North East Africa.
The agreement will promote sharing of mutual benefits to enhance business of both companies, ensure quick turbocharger service to customers in the yard, and offer one-stop ABB turbocharger solutions at Drydocks World. As per the agreement, ABB Turbocharging in Dubai will provide international factory warranties to all service jobs done at Drydocks World, including dedicated machines and engineers at a workstation within the shipyard facility. Over 100 ABB Service Stations worldwide will also provide assistance to Drydocks World if required, giving it the advantage of accessibility to a quick response and global services.
ABB Turbocharging in Dubai has been working with Drydocks World Dubai since its inception in 1988. Said H.E. Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World, of the new agreement, “ABB Turbocharging Dubai has been a loyal business partner and we are delighted to take this relationship to a new level.”
The ABB Turbocharging service point at Drydocks World Dubai will be open for business on 1 January 2013.
ABB Turbocharging (www.abb.com/turbocharging) is the world leader in turbocharging diesel and gas engines in the 500 kW to well over 80 MW. Production, R&D and sales and marketing are based at headquarters in Baden, Switzerland, where the spare parts center is also located. With over 100 service stations in 50 countries across the globe, the company guarantees fast, high-quality service whenever and wherever it is needed.
Some 200, 000 ABB turbochargers are in operation worldwide on ships, power stations and gen-sets, as well as in diesel locomotives and in large off-highway vehicles.
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