DIMO expands marine, general engineering to the Maldives via JV with Coastline

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Diesel and Motor Engineering Plc (DIMO), one of the leading engineering companies in Sri Lanka, has expanded its marine and general engineering business to the Maldives with the unveiling of DIMO Coastline Ltd. (DCL), a joint venture between DIMO and Coastline Investments Ltd, Maldives. 

As a leading engineering brand in Sri Lanka, DIMO will provide the technical expertise in this new partnership while Coastline Investments will tap into its experience as a business powerhouse in the Maldives to bring in the much-needed local business expertise and necessary infrastructure to the DIMO Coastline venture.

DIMO Coastline’s general engineering business consists of repairs and installation of generators, turbines, pumps, boilers and other machinery in the Maldives and in the hospitality sector in particular.  

The company is also in the process of developing a state-of-the-art facility in the Maldives to provide all marine repair and servicing including hull (steel, aluminium and fibre), propulsion, engine and deck and electrical repairs. This facility will include one of the highest capacity boatlifts in the Maldives and ample space for dry berths to do necessary repairs and services.

Backed by its superior technical know-how coupled with advanced infrastructure facilities, DIMO Coastline will soon be well-positioned to extend unparalleled solutions in the marine and general engineering space in the Maldives. DIMO’s role as the sole distributor for MTU engines for both Sri Lanka and the Maldives will further strengthen the operations of DIMO Coastline.

Expressing his views about the joint venture, DIMO Chairman and Managing Director Ranjith Pandithage stated: “The foundation of this joint venture is DIMO’s track record for innovation and reputation for reliability and Coastline Investments’ deep understanding of the Maldivian hospitality, travel and construction industries. The vision of DIMO Coastline is ambitious yet simple: to provide the highest quality marine and general engineering services in the Maldives.”

DIMO branched out into marine engineering over 30 years ago and has established a reputation as the leader in its field. The company has partnered world-renowned brands MTU and John Deere with world-class facilities for machining, pump calibration and fuel injection repairs as per the international Bosch Centre standards contributing greatly to the high-quality ship repair service provided to clients.