Lamprell to expand its operations from Hamriyah Free Zone

Updated 26 January 2016
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Lamprell to expand its operations from Hamriyah Free Zone

SHARJAH: Aiming for further expansion in the region, Lamprell Energy Ltd  has leased more land in Hamriyah Free Zone.
Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) Chairman Sheikh Khaled bin Abdullah bin Sultan Al-Qasimi and Lamprell CEO James Moffat, have signed an agreement in this regard.
“Lamprell has acquired an additional land area of 114280 square meters in phase 2 of the Hamriyah Free Zone as part of its development plans,” Shaikh Khaled, who is also the chairman for the Department of Seaports and Customs and Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone), said, after inking the pact.
“We remain committed to giving our valued customers the best possible infrastructure to help support their growth aspirations,” added Sheikh Khalid.
The ceremony which was held at HFZ Authority’s headquarters.
HFZA and SAIF Zone director Saud Salim Al-Mazrouei, Ahmed bin Hadda Al-Suwaidi, director of HFZA Administrative Affairs, T. V. Ramesh, CFO, HFZA,  Lamprell COO Niall O ‘Connell and Lamprell Group Operations Manager Justin Taylor attended the event alongside HFZ Authority and Lamprell representatives.
Lamprell, a leading provider of fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the energy industry, has been active in Hamriyah Free Zone since 2007.
The additional land has been leased primarily in order to construct new fully automated fabrication areas including pipe fabrication shops and blasting and painting sheds, a Lamprell spokesperson said in a statement.
This initiative, which forms part of Lamprell’s “Project Evolution” initiative, aims to increase efficiency and productivity. This increased focus on automation and yard optimization is aimed at reducing pipe fabrication man-hours, improving safety, eliminating unnecessary material wastage and improving the quality of the Group’s products and services, Lamprell stated.
With this additional land, Lamprell now leases over 500,000 square meters  of land including 1,430 meters of quayside in Hamriyah Free Zone, Lamprell added.
Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of HFZA and SAIF Zone said:
“We are delighted to celebrate the growth of Lamprell as this move will enable them to grow further locally and internationally. We see this development as another example of our strategic goal of empowering businesses paying off”.
“Our aim is to create a strong business environment by meeting the needs and demands of its investors”, Al Mazrouei added.
Hamriyah Free Zone Authority is the leading hub for petrochemicals, oil & gas bunkering and storage in the UAE and  a key force that attracts a large fraction of the foreign direct investment to Sharjah.
Lamprell, based in the United Arab Emirates and with over 40 years of experience, has an international reputation for building complex offshore and onshore process modules as well as fixed platforms and topsides, and holds leading market positions in the fabrication of shallow-water drilling jackup rigs, multi-purpose liftboats, land rigs, and rig refurbishment projects.


Al-Futtaim ACE hosts Eid celebration

Updated 18 June 2018
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Al-Futtaim ACE hosts Eid celebration

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