Trident Opens UAE Diving Centre - 02/04/2019

Recently Trident, a subsidiary of the technology group Wärtsilä, has opened a diving centre in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. With the new facility, Trident is strengthening its underwater-related servicing. This expansion into a major global shipping region will enhance Wärtsilä’s ability to serve its global customers with underwater repairs, refurbishments, and maintenance. By performing this work below the waterline using fully trained technician divers, the need to dry dock the vessel is eliminated, thereby significantly reducing costs and avoiding interruptions to the vessel’s operations.

Underwater repairs

“Our certified technicians can perform safe, reliable, and cost-effective repairs either underwater or afloat. Furthermore, we can assess repair requirements with thorough underwater inspections by our specialist teams. This adds considerable customer value since it increases the vessel’s operational efficiency while minimizing its downtime,” said William Winters, Trident’s managing director.

Wärtsilä already has underwater servicing capabilities in Europe through its acquisition of the Trident Group in February 2018, and its subsequent acquisition of the Spanish underwater services company Burriel Navarro later that year.

Marine and energy market

Last year, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled €5.2 billion with approximately 19,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. More information at

Last updated: 15/09/2019