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EBH Namibia aims to be shipyard of choice

Hannes Uys, Chief Executive Officer of EBH Namibia

Elgin Brown & Hamer (EBH Namibia) have made it one of their priorities to work hand-in-hand with their majority shareholder, the Namibia Ports Authority (NAMPORT) as well as other shareholders Chief Executive Officer at EBH Namibia, Hannes Uys, said in questions posed to him by the Economist, that their current strategic focus is on ensuring long-term sustainability after an extraordinary growth period experienced during 2013 with the addition of their Panamax floating dock which is the third floating dock they have acquired.  

“We have a number of projects under way to ensure our land infrastructure matches our increased docking capacity, these include constructing two state-of-the-art metal workshops for a variety of off-shore oil support vessel conversion projects, and supplementing our current shipyard repair needs,” said Uys. Uys said that their core business is to provide adequate and internationally competitive competencies in order to service a variety of offshore oil, gas discovery and production-associated floating assets, particularly those in close proximity to, and operating-off, the west coast of Africa. “Again, sustainability is currently our core strategic focus but we will be reassessing market requirements on an ongoing basis,”  Uys responded. Uys reiterated that EBH Namibia will continue to build on their capacity to provide a world-class service to the shipping and off-shore oil and gas industry, with a particular focus on ensuring future sustainability.  EBH Namibia has also worked hard to become an employer of choice in Namibia.  One of the ways the company has done this is through proactively developing its employees, providing ideal opportunities in which to advance people’s careers. EBH Namibia has positioned itself as a shipyard of choice along the west coast of Africa.

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