Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, has launched a 64m landing craft to the Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense.
The landing craft, named “Assafar”, was handed over at a delivery ceremony held at ADSB’s headquarters in the Mussafah Industrial Area in Abu Dhabi. The vessel is designed to transport cargo, equipment, and people and deliver these loads in coastal and shallow waters.
Commenting at the ceremony, Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO, ADSB, said: “We are proud to deliver ‘Assafar’ to our Kuwaiti brothers. It is the latest part of a mutual agreement that was signed with the Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense in 2015 that is a testament to the strength of the relationship between the UAE and Kuwait.”
As part of the agreement, ADSB is building state-of-the-art guard vessels of varying sizes and capabilities aimed at handling the task of protecting Kuwait’s territorial waters and maritime facilities. This is the third launch as part of the agreement: ADSB had previously delivered five 16m five landing ships to the Kuwaiti Naval Force ahead of schedule, and it delivered a 42m landing vessel earlier this year.
Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company PJSC (ADSB) provides a highly focused team of new construction, repair and through-life maintenance specialists. Established in 1996 and headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE, ADSB offers its broader client portfolio the very highest standards of construction, maintenance and repair, refit and upgrade of a wide range of ships and offshore units including commercial vessels, rigs and offshore support vessels, dredgers and other workboats, as well as its military products range. The company has expertise in steel, aluminum, fiberglass and composite materials.
ADSB leverages its reputation, central location and global network of strategic partners to consolidate its position as a leading shipbuilder and support contractor for naval, military and commercial operators in the region.
ADSB is 10% owned by Abu Dhabi’s government, 40% owned by Mubadala Development Company, and 50% publicly traded on the ADX, Abu Dhabi’s Securities Exchange. The company employs more than 1000 employees.