Idwal provides extensive service coverage across the Greater China region through our network of highly-experienced surveyors, project-managers, yard supervisors, dry-docking specialists, engineers and naval architects. Our dedicated Shanghai office is led by a team of individuals who have worked extensively over the past 25 years to understand the needs and expectations of our clients in China and throughout Asia, helping to deliver solutions to our customers where they need it most. Being embedded in the heart of the Asian shipping markets and on the same time zone as our clients allows us to respond immediately to any enquiries, and apply a hands-on approach to overseeing projects and inspections across China and throughout Asia.
Bringing East and West together, Idwal provides a fully integrated and unrivalled service to the global shipping markets and supports a wide network of international and domestic clients.
“Our depth of knowledge, long-standing presence and deep understanding of China has long been a key strength of Idwal. We recognised early on that being embedded in this key market would offer our clients unrivalled support and technical solutions of a high standard and that we could provide our extensive local service coverage to the benefit of our global customers. Whether its dry dockings, inspections, newbuilding supervision services or shipyard advice and intel you need, our team has the knowledge experience and awareness to help and are always on stand-by to assist”
Jonathan Kingdon - Consultant and Naval Architect
Based in Shanghai and led by Naval Architect and Newbuilding Project Manager, Jonathan Kingdon, our dedicated China office serves Idwal's extensive project and client base in the region.
With over 150 newbuilding projects completed and dozens of Dry Docking projects managed across all major Chinese shipyards, the team serves leading organisations such as CSSC, ICBC, Sinochem, and more.
Idwal can provide a wide range of resources, allowing us to provide customised solutions correlated to the client’s needs. These services include, but are not strictly limited to Full Docking Superintendents, Paint Supervisors, Steel Supervisors, Safety Officers, Pipe Supervisors, Ballast Water Treatment System Supervisors, and EGCS Supervisors.
If required, Idwal can put together a project ‘team’ to oversee various aspects of the docking, and rates for this can be negotiated on a case-by-case basis depending on project requirements.
Combined with our parent company, Graig, we have been actively delivering new building supervision services in Asia for almost 25 years.
Our group has an extensive history of maritime innovation and service provision dating back 100 years from when it was first established in 1919 and during the last 25 years’ we have supervised the construction of more than 240 vessels.
In addition to Newbuilding and Dry Dock Management, Idwal offers our full range of inspection services to the region.
Idwal has over 30 highly-trained marine surveyors ready to mobilise at a moment's notice to ensure your technical and safety programs continue, despite the current travel climate.
(Pictured left: Idwal Inspection Heatmap 2017 - 2020)
Consultant / Naval Architect
Regional Sales Executive (Asia)
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