GMS has more than 40 years’ experience in the design and construction of the SESVs we operate and as both a builder and operator, we are able to work closely with our clients to ensure our vessels meet their expectations in terms of operational efficiency, safety and cost. We have our own yard facility in Abu Dhabi and can apply our in-house expertise and operational experience to develop further the design of our new vessels. We can also respond rapidly to clients’ requests for bespoke modifications, which are made to the vessels at minimum cost to our clients. This in-house capability gives us a clear advantage over our competitors who rely on third party shipbuilders to deliver changes in vessel design and performance.
Through our new build and renewal programme, GMS has ensured its core fleet of 13 SESVs is amongst the youngest in the industry, with an average age of just eight years (as at 2019).