Berge in conversation with Sayani (nearest to him), Dunn and Kumar (right). At left is Moustafa

Berge in conversation with Sayani (nearest to him), Dunn and Kumar (right). At left is Moustafa

Asry signs up for Trinity machining services

01 June 2016

Bahrain's  Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard (Asry) has announced it has signed a specialised services agreement with reconditioning experts Trinity Industrial Services (TIS).

Under the agreement, TIS, part of the engineering conglomerate Trinity Holdings of the UAE, will develop the existing 2,000 sq m reconditioning workshop in Asry to enhance its capabilities and provide specialised machining works.

Asry chief executive Nils Kristian Berge commented: “We are pleased to bring Trinity into the prestigious ‘Project Jupiter’ collection of onsite specialist contractors. Their renowned expertise matches Asry’s dedication to quality and will accompany the other hand-picked contractors that have a permanent presence in the yard.” 

Arif Sayani, Trinity Holdings managing director, commented: “The 10-year service contract is a welcome validation of our engineering capabilities and continued support to Asry. We are confident that the renewed collaboration will enrich Asry’s cluster of expertise and further boost the relationship between both the companies.” 

Trinity will provide in-situ machining, grinding of shafts, thermal coating, re-conditioning of piston crowns, cylinder heads, liners, valve, spindles and seats, hard chrome and low stress nickel plating, metal casting and babitting works and also carry out repairs and overhauling of hydraulic cylinders and other related equipment.

Richard Dunn, TIS general manager, commented on the occasion: “Trinity is ready to invest in expanding its service portfolio to better match the growing needs of the shipyard. Looking forward, we aim to ramp up the metal -coating facility, increase the capacities of the existing electroplating plant, upgrade the machine shop facility and add ferrous and non-ferrous casting, white metal component and anode manufacture, marine engine component repair and stocking to the existing list of services.”

Magdy Moustafa, Asry’s procurement and contracts general manager, said the new workshop will utilise the latest available technology and expand its services to include regional markets while also providing training to local technicians. 

Trinity’s operations manager for Bahrain, S Krishna Kumar, was present during the ceremony.

Founded in 1977, Asry’s facilities include a 500,000 dwt drydock, two floating docks of lengths 252 m and 227 m, 15 repair berths with a total length of approximately 4,000 m and twin 255 m slipways as well as a full range of workshops and service centres. The yard’s portfolio of capabilities includes jack-up rigs and other offshore assets.


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