Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company Launches Two 64-Meter Landing Ships for the Kuwait Naval Force

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Published April 18th, 2018 - 07:50 GMT
Khaled Al Mazrouei, Chief Executive Officer of ADSB
Khaled Al Mazrouei, Chief Executive Officer of ADSB

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.”

He added: “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.”

“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.”

Background Information

Abu Dhabi Ship Building

Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), one of the region’s leading shipyards, we have leveraged our historic relationship with the UAE Navy to develop innovative solutions for  customers across diverse sectors, while striving to expand our international footprint.

Our story began in 1996, spurred by the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces who understood the need of developing a home-grown world-class ship yard facility in Abu Dhabi to support the UAE Navy. We initially focused on naval repairs and refitting services and gradually expanded our expertise to include building sophisticated war ships like the Baynunah 70m Corvette.

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