ADSB wins contract from Kuwaiti MOD

The shipyard has competencies to serve the commercial and military sectors and seeks to raise its business appeal

February 2016

Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) will build and supply eight landing craft for the Kuwaiti Ministry of Defence (MOD) following a contract the two parties signed, ADSB announced.

ADSB is a provider of construction, repair and refit services for military and commercial boats.

The boats of varying sizes will be designed and built by ADSB to handle the task of protecting Kuwait’s territorial waters and maritime facilities from all threats. Under the contract, the Kuwaiti MOD will receive boats with state-of-the-art equipment, technology and advanced protection capabilities to ensure they are able to carry out required tasks efficiently and accurately, a statement said.

Dr Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ship Building, said: “We are proud to be supplying vessels to the Kuwaiti Ministry of Defence and are grateful for the confidence that the State of Kuwait has given to us by awarding this contract. At ADSB we’ve proven our competency as one of the premier shipbuilders in the region. This contract further demonstrates our commitment to growing our capabilities and supporting regional partners.”

A statement from the Kuwaiti Ministry of Defence stated: “The aim of this contract is to improve the security control of Kuwait’s maritime boundaries. The vessels will have high-level requirements, making them globally competitive protection vessels. They will be built by using state-of-the-art multi-purpose technologies and equipment.”

ADSB has an MoU with Thales to provide integrated engineering support services for military vessels.

The agreement entails that the two companies will develop, implement and deliver life-cycle management solutions for the UAE and other regional navies.

The Abu Dhabi firm recently signed an MoU with Drydocks World to create an industrial entity to strengthen maritime projects in the UAE and across the GCC.

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