Creating New Horizons

Union Dredgers and Marine Contracting is a dynamic and highly respected company operating in UAE since 2007 and forms part of Union Group Investments. Since inception, we have established a reputation for providing excellent service, knowledgeable solutions and having a collaborative approach as we continue to grow and expand our operations. Operating through our head office in the United Arab Emirates, we have established a strong capability and control all aspects of the company activities which stretch along the coast of the Arabian Gulf, down the Eastern Arabian Peninsula.


Our expanding fleet of barges, tugboats, dredgers, specialist marine equipment along with our dedicated staff are ready to serve you and your team on your next marine project. Whether it is a small maintenance contract or a long-term dredging contract, UDMC is ready to accept the challenge.Working together as a close team, we are committed to product innovation, engineering excellence, total quality management and customer satisfaction. UDMC always strive to understand the need of our clients and are totally focused on meeting our client’s requirements.

Our Vision

To be the market leader in coastal marine contracting and coastal maintenance services within our chosen markets recognizable to our clients and stakeholders by our reliability, delivery, technical capability, safety, quality and development of highly skilled staff.

Our Values

  • Integrity – Encourage an honest, fair and ethical culture.
  • Commitment – Give 100% to each and every task.
  • Professionalism – Achieve excellence by conducting our work with professional competence and expertise with the highest standards of ethics and proficiency
  • Team Spirit – Work together as a team.
  • Accountability – Accept responsibility for our actions.

Health and Safety

Our employees are our greatest asset; they are our work mates, friends and part of the team. Therefore every effort is made to ensure their health, safety and wellbeing at work. With a continued focus on training and consistent monitoring, we strive to ensure that all staff are made aware of the potential for injuries and actions that can be taken to mitigate risks. We have OHSAS 18001 accreditation, further demonstrating our commitment to health and safety.

Our Environment

UDMC’s continued endeavors to deliver excellent quality encouraged us to make a commitment towards the environment, therefore, becoming an ISO 14001 certified company. With a focus on continually developing efficient ways to reduce environmental harm for the whole duration of any given project, our QHSE department is constantly monitoring and improving processes to ensure that we minimize our impact on the planet.

Our Team

At UDMC we pride ourselves on our committed workforce. All our senior management, the dedicated engineers, and hardworking ground forces have vast experience in marine contracting. By efficiently utilizing our experienced workforce and project management systems, our team completes turnkey projects to the highest standard, within budget, and within the agreed time frame. They are truly our greatest asset.

Our Certifications

Our Quality

At UDMC we are committed to providing a high quality service which will allow us to provide customers with a better end product. Our QHSE department is working closely with the whole organization, from managers to the frontline staff to reinforce the need for greater cooperation when dealing with quality. With greater communication comes a greater emphasis on quality which will lead to an increase in efficiency and effectiveness of our services. Through the use of onsite training and two way communication we will ensure quality is on the forefront of our minds while conducting our projects.


The Union dredgers Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental Policy has been established to promote our strong drive for excellence and ensure the continued transformation of the company into a professional and well-managed organization that considers the impact of its actions on a wide array of internal and external stakeholders. The key  commitments that Union Dredgers top management wish to commit to are:


  • To ensure each and every job is technically and professionally complete.
  • To ensure customer satisfaction upon completion.
  • To provide our products and services, on time- every time.
  • To address all safety, health and environmental issues relevant to our business.
  • To take immediate action in the event of a complaint.
  • Utilize up-to-date information for the enhancement of product performance and service delivery.
  • Ensure the education, interest and awareness training of new employees in work safe methods before the assumption of duty.
  • Ensure that the organization is a safe place to work and that the environment, facilities, equipment, and substances are subject to safe systems of work in order to prevent risks to health and/or employee safety.
  • Promote personal responsibility and effort in the employee to avoid and prevent health hazards/ injuries to themselves and to others and to co-operate with the organization to comply with its duties, requirements and statutory obligations.
  • Ensure that safety is a line management responsibility.
  • Minimize the environmental impact of the Groups’ activities on the environment thereby preserving it for future generations.
  • Display and publicize this statement and review it at least bi-annually.