Dubai Maritime City develops ship elevators in partnership with Syncrolift AS


This Partnership is Part of Dubai Maritime City’s continued commitment to provide the best infrastructure facilities to its partners Shipbuilding and Repair

Dubai Maritime City has awarded the tender for the renovation of facilities for loading ships from the quay to the maintenance yard, to Syncrolift AS, the world’s leading supplier In the construction of ship elevators, with a capacity to reach 2, loading and unloading operations annually.

Thanks to its privileged location next to the port of Rashid, Dubai Maritime City, a subsidiary of Dubai Ports World (dbworld), is a multi-purpose industrial and commercial hub, and a leading provider of supply chain solutions for the maritime industry, with specialized infrastructure and facilities to support shipbuilding and repair companies. Dubai Maritime City has two elevators to lift and load ships to the maintenance yard. As the services of raising ships and towing them to the area designated for maintenance and renovation works within the Dubai Maritime City dock are among the most important advantages that they provide to a number of major shipyards, led by Grandweld, Albwardy Damen, and other companies that number more than 280 a specialized marine company. The partnership fulfills Dubai Maritime City’s commitment to providing modern infrastructure facilities for its strategic partners in building and repairing ships.

The first lift includes 28 a crane that can Loading ships weighing up to 6, tons, and a length of 130 meters, while the second elevator includes 14 crane that can handle ships weighing up to 3, tons, And a length of 28 meters.

It is expected that the cost of this project will reach 14 million dirhams, and its implementation will take 130 days, to contribute to increasing the total capacity of ships that can be lifted and loaded from 800 ships currently, to 2, Ship annually upon project completion


The upgrade of ship lifts and loading lifts comes as part of a comprehensive initiative to develop all city facilities; Dubai Maritime City, with its industrial, commercial and residential parts, will become a unique icon for living and working with unique standards for the companies of the maritime sector. The occupancy rate of the industrial sector in Dubai Maritime City has reached 100%.

The development of the waterfront and green areas has been completed in the area designated for the towers. Commercial and residential, building more workshops, showrooms and offices, in addition to equipping high-quality buildings to house the workforce with high quality. Internal roads, sewage and rainwater networks have also been developed.

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of Dubai Ports World (dbworld) said: : “Based on Dubai’s maritime history and ancient heritage, our wise leadership recognized the need for world-class facilities to provide shipbuilding, maintenance and shipbuilding services. Dubai Maritime City provides state-of-the-art facilities supporting the maritime industry, in addition to unique commercial and residential towers, consecrating Dubai’s position as the first maritime center in the region, and the preferred destination for industrial and commercial maritime business.”

Bin Sulayem added: “Ship elevators and dry docking facilities are among the most important services we provide. This is one of the main reasons why international shipbuilding and repair companies choose Dubai Maritime City to work in, and the city always aims to keep pace with partners’ expectations and exceed them, and we are committed to directly supporting the business of our partners and contributing to the growth of the maritime sector in the region as a whole.”

For his part,

Rolf Atl Thomassen, General Manager of Syncrolift AS expressed his admiration for Dubai Maritime City’s highly advanced facilities, and said: “Dubai Maritime City It is unique in the progress of its facilities and capacity, and we expect others to follow suit after studying its facilities and its own business model in the coming years. With this capacity, safety and productivity are essential, and the supervision of the British rating agency “Lloyd’s Register” on all stages of the project, from design to inspection and delivery, is an affirmation of the Dubai Maritime City management’s keenness to keep pace with international standards, to achieve the highest return on the value chain for services. Maritime sector.”