Tasneef, the first certified Arab classification society, and Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial boats, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) creating a framework for future collaboration to strategically develop the naval construction and services industry across the region.
The agreement includes classification and technical consultation services as well as the issuing of classification certificates for systems, employees, products and naval fleet safety. Collaboration between the two companies will also be seen in technical areas to increase safety, security, best environmental practices and naval policy development.
Commenting on the Memorandum, Eng. Rashed Al Hebsi, CEO, Tasneef, said: “Signing this memorandum is in line with the Tasneef’s strategy to strengthen collaboration with different official authorities, specifically those specialized in the naval industry. This contributes to the UAE's role as an international and regional hub for navigation and naval services and infrastructure development.”
He added: “The memorandum provides opportunities for collaboration on naval services and classification services. We are looking forward to more fruitful collaboration with ADSB in order to serve mutual interests and achieve strategic goals.”
Dr. Kahled Al Mazrouei, CEO, ADSB said: “ADSB adopts the highest quality and safety standards in construction and repair of ships in the region. The collaboration with Tasneef will contribute to ensuring efficiency of our high standard products, supporting the region’s naval industry and the diversification of the UAE’s economy.”
Tasneef is the first national society that aims at raising, complying with and applying high standards of efficiency and quality of ships in all local and international companies.
Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, the UAE Classification Society (Tasneef) was established in 2012. The society focuses on classifying naval ships and conducting naval consultations and project management. Tasneef is a member of the Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries. Tasneef is the first national society that aims at raising, complying with and applying high standards of efficiency and quality of ships in all local and international companies, which leads to providing new opportunities for national UAE engineers to work in the naval industry.
Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company (ADSB) is a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE and established in 1996, ADSB was originally formed to support the repairs and refits of UAE Navy vessels and now has a portfolio of construction and refit projects worth over AED 3 billion.
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 40% owned by Mubadala, 10% by Abu Dhabi’s government and 50% publicly traded on the UAE’s stock exchange.