Strategic Marine, one of the world’s leading specialist shipbuilding, fabrication and engineering companies, has teamed up with Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB), a renowned provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, to develop the Middle East’s growing market of aluminium vessels.
Strategic and ADSB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create tenders for a variety of aluminium vessels using Strategic Marine’s world class design and construction methods. The strategic build and placement of the vessels at the Abu Dhabi ship yard are aimed to attract regional buyers.
Mr Mohamed S. Al Ghas, the Corporate Commercial Director from ADSB is pleased to see the partnership will help to further the local and regional maritime services and provide accessibility to world-class production lines, saying: “We are excited to be working with a globally prominent specialist builder. We know Strategic’s solid reputation for the manufacturing of high-performance ships will help to deliver top-of-the-line aluminium vessels to an already demanding market in our region. Our yard facility combined with Strategic Marine’s design and construction capabilities will be a collaborative force in providing customers excellent value and flexibility.”
Strategic Marine’s Executive Director Mr Ron Anderson said today: “We are delighted to have signed this MoU with ADSB, a yard long known as one of the most dynamic shipyards in the Middle East.
“This will give Strategic Marine a chance to build our specialist aluminium vessels in the Middle East for the first time, and allow regional clientele to capitalise on buying our vessels without the extra mobilisation and shipping costs from our current facilities in Singapore and Vietnam.”
The new partnership will see Strategic’s operations originally in Singapore, Western Australia and Vietnam, expand into the Middle East, specifically in Abu Dhabi’s ship yard.
In the initial phase of the MoU, Strategic will be invited by ADSB to tender on aluminium vessels for defence projects for the majority of the work, but over time both parties believe the co-operation will expand into commercial and other areas, Mr Anderson added.
Strategic Marine, with operations in Singapore, Western Australia and Vietnam, is one of the world’s leading specialist shipbuilding, fabrication and engineering companies.
Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) a world class ship builder, specialises in the construction, repair and refit of Naval, Military and Commercial vessels at its Abu Dhabi, UAE located ship yard.
About Strategic Marine:
Strategic Marine operates principally in five key sectors, producing high quality crew boats, wind farm service vessels, passenger ferries, patrol boats and modular steel product for Global infrastructure, renewables and mining markets
Strategic Marine has built and delivered over 600 vessels for a variety of clients in the maritime, offshore and naval defence sectors.
Strategic Marine’s solid reputation for the manufacture of high-performance ships, historically focused on aluminium vessels, has also become associated with steel-based construction over the last few years.
In addition to its growing newbuilding capabilities, which now include diversification into offshore windfarm service vessels, Strategic Marine provides maritime solutions in refit/repair, support fabrication and marine infrastructure.
In January 2014, Strategic Marine unveiled its first batch of new crewboats and windfarm sector vessels for stock, shortening delivery periods to meet increased market demand.
In the same year Strategic Marine (S) Pte Ltd and Strategic Marine (V) Co. Ltd became part of the Triyards Group, bolstering its financial capacity and fabrication increasing the ability to take on more varied projects in the marine and infrastructure markets.
About Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company (ADSB)
Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company PJSC (ADSB) provides construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels. Established in 1996 and headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE, ADSB was originally formed to support the repairs and refits of UAE Navy vessels.
Joint ventures and service agreements with world renowned companies allow ADSB to provide world-class support services to GCC maritime security forces. Quality in production and safety in its operations are the main priorities in the company.
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 percent by Abu Dhabi’s government, 40 percent owned by Mubadala Development Company, and 50 percent publicly traded on the ADX, Abu Dhabi’s Securities Exchange. The company employs more than 1,200 employees
To learn more about ADSB log onto: www.adsb.ae