Detail design booming in
Naval architects and offshore engineers flood into Noble Denton's marine business in Sharjah. Middle East outfit bucks global trends and targets strong growth in 2009.
Naval architects and offshore engineers flood into Noble Denton’s marine business in Sharjah. Middle East outfit bucks global trends and targets strong growth in 2009.
Offshore and marine consultancy firm Noble Denton has furthered its expansion in the Middle East with the doubling of its Sharjah office in the UAE.
The centre is dedicated to detail design engineering, and the expansion was announced in January. Due to strong demand, the detail design engineering office has now grown to 80 employees and has just moved to office space double the original size in order to facilitate the ongoing stream of business that has been coming through its door in the past 12 months.
The Sharjah office is responsible for the process of taking a client’s base design (concept) and bringing it to life, customising and ensuring that the project is feasible and built to exact specification.
The multi-disciplined office employs a range of highly skilled engineers, including naval architects, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation engineers. The process is taken from feasibility stage through to delivery of vessel to client.
“For Noble Denton, having a hands on approach or project management role throughout the entire project to ensure the client’s interests are upheld at all times is vital,” said David Wells, managing director Middle East.
The company has seen a large growth in all its service sectors over the past year, with expansions in several of its offices across the region. However, the detail design engineering office has been the biggest success story, by dramatically increasing its client base in such a short space of time.
“This expansion of the detail design department in the Middle East is a fantastic opportunity for the company, as since its founding just a year ago, it has quickly become one of the biggest success stories for the company to date.
“It is a unique offering that the company brings to the region and our expert team of engineers and architects are highly skilled in each individual aspect of this process and we have recruited new staff from the Middle East in order to assist with the ever-increasing workload,” added Wells.