Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, has launched two 64-meter landing ships for the Kuwait Naval Force as part of a contract to build eight naval ships to support Kuwait’s military capabilities.
The ships were launched during a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Kuwaiti Naval Force in the presence of Lieutenant General Mohammad Al-Khodr, Chief of the General Staff at Kuwait Armed Forces; Lieutenant General Sheikh Abdullah Al-Nawaf Al-Sabah, Deputy Chief of Staff; Major-General Khaled Al-Kandari, Commander of the Kuwait Navy; Brigadier Fayez Al Muhairi, Commander of Floating Units at the UAE Armed Forces, and Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, Chief Executive Officer of ADSB.
Expressing his appreciation for the warm welcome that reflects the strong relations and cooperation between the UAE and Kuwait, Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei said, “This project has further strengthened the relations between ADSB and the Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense and its Naval Force-- an achievement that we are proud of.”
“We at ADSB have prioritized this project as we are committed to supporting Kuwait’s Naval Force and enhancing our leadership in offering the best naval and marine services. We are proud of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense’s trust in our efforts to build five 16-meter landing crafts, a 42-meter landing ship, and two 64-meter landing ships. Five out of eight crafts and ships were delivered before the set deadline,” he added.
“I would like to thank ADSB’s ship building team and its Project Management Department that have conveyed the company’s vision in this project. Our company is ready to dedicate its resources and energies to meet the demands of Kuwait’s Ministry of Defense and the country’s Naval Force.”
For his part, Major-General Khaled Al-Kandari, Commander of the Kuwait Navy, delivered a speech in which he thanked the UAE Navy and ADSB for this remarkable achievement and their efforts and commitment to ensure timely delivery.
Al-Kandari said: “We are proud of the professional cadres and skills in the GCC despite all the current challenges that they face.”
Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company PJSC (ADSB) provides innovative products and services for regional militaries, coastal service authorities, commercial fleets and the oil and gas industry.
Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, ADSB has over 20 years of experience in shipbuilding, repairs, combat management systems and through-life maintenance. With the latest in advanced solutions, it services a range of ships and offshore units which include commercial vessels, rigs, dredgers, workboats and a wide range of military vessels.
Powered by a 1,000-strong workforce and a global network of strategic partners across 17 countries, the company is recognized as a regional leading shipbuilder and a premier maintenance, repair and overhaul service provider.
ADSB is publicly traded on Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and is owned by Mubadala Investment Company (40%), the Government of Abu Dhabi (10%) and public shareholders (50%).