Left: Vincent Pirot, Director, Middle East, ABC Engines; Right: Anil Abraham, CEO, APT Global. Image Credit: Supplied

APT Global Marine UAE announced today that Anglo Belgian Corporation of Belgium (ABC), one of the world’s leading manufacturer of medium-speed engines and generating sets for marine applications, has appointed APT Global Marine, Dubai as the distributor for its Engine Systems for the marine business in the Arabian Gulf. APT will serve as the main service station for ABC and will also retrofit (RER) ABC engines in the region. In their state-of-the-art warehouse and workshop, APT Global will manage the spare parts department for the close clients in the area. Staff at APT Global have been duly qualified after extensive training at ABC’s headquarters in Ghent, Belgium.

As the ABC authorised RER partner in the region, APT Global will deliver Engines/controls, and upgrade engines to the latest technologies, in the UAE and the Gulf region.

“We have been supporting ABC’s products in the region for the last years and appreciate the confidence and trust that ABC is placing in APT with this appointment,” stated Anil Abraham, CEO, APT Global.

“ABC brand is synonymous with quality, and they have an excellent range of products that offer operational efficiencies to our customers. We see this as a tremendous opportunity and look forward to working more closely with ABC to grow the business for both organizations.”

“ABC Engines recognises the value in the customer-first approach of the APT global network and their outstanding reputation for professional service,” said Vincent Pirot, Director, Middle east, ABC Engines. “We are confident in APT’s long term approach for driving new business with our systems and products as it significantly increases our presence in these markets."

About APT Global Marine

Founded in Dubai in 2003, and located across key markets in Middle East/India and Europe, APT Global is a leading provider of Marine/Offshore/Ship Building/Drydocking/Green ship recycling services. For years, APT has been the most trusted provider for Dredger New builds/retrofits/Docking for world’s leading companies. APT is pacing itself fast in the sustainability initiatives for a better world. The organisation has an 860-strong workforce with operations in the UAE, Qatar, India, Netherlands, and Belgium.

About ABC

Founded in 1912 with its headquarters and production in Ghent, Belgium, ABC designs, manufactures and installs medium speed engines and gensets with a capacity from 1 to 10 MW all over the world. ABC is active in Marine, traction, power plants and back up for the nuclear industry. The company has an outstanding record of quality, low operational costs and reliability. This year, ABC launched a 100 per cent hydrogen engine, being the first large engine to produce power with zero emissions. The port of Abu Dhabi and ABC have signed a strategic partnership for the implementation of the technology on board their tugboats. These will be the first green boats in the Middle East.