Damen Shipyards Sharjah FZE is presently under construction. The yard is located in the Hamriyah Free Zone of the Emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. The main activities of the yard are newbuilding and ship repair. Damen Shipyards Sharjah will also be the Damen Services hub for the Middle East region.
Based on a 284,000 m2 site, the facility will be equipped with a 5,200 tonne ship lift with a platform dimension of 120 m x 26.5 m, eight dry berths, a fully enclosed blasting and painting facility, newbuilding construction sheds of 4,500 m2 and workshops covering 7,500 m for the various disciplines involved. The yard has 1,200 m of quay wall, with a draught varying between 5 m and 9 m. Operations are expected to commence on January 1, 2013.