ADSB to Build 2 Offshore Patrol Vessels for Protection of UAE’s Vital Installations & Coasts

Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, announced on 23 February 2015 the signing of an AED870 million contract with the UAE Armed Forces, for the protection of the UAE’s vital platforms and coasts.

ADSB will build two multipurpose Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). ADSB is the strategic partner of the UAE Armed Forces, and is committed to applying the highest standards of quality and deploying the latest technologies to build and equip these ships with the best services and products.

The OPVs are world-class ships with sophisticated arms systems, command and control capabilities, and are equipped with the latest technologies.

Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) operates state-of-the-art ship building platforms in the region. Its work includes the construction of a large number of different sizes and types of ships, annual maintenance and repair of military and commercial vessels operations.

Commenting on the announcement, Homaid Al Shemmari, Chairman of ADSB said: "We are proud to have signed this agreement. This project is of strategic importance in the protection of the UAE’s coasts and is a testament to the confidence the UAE Armed Force holds in ADSB’s shipbuilding capabilities."

He continued: "ADSB is looking forward to pursuing a strategy which will enable us to maintain growth and expansion in the various areas of construction and maintenance of military and commercial ships.”

Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO of ADSB, said: “ADSB enjoys a high level of technical expertise and professional capabilities that will drive major growth in the coming few years. ADSB is maximizing its efforts in consolidating its relations with its strategic partners, especially the UAE Armed Forces and the oil and gas sector.”


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