Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) is linking up with Rolls-Royce to help improve the quality and efficiency of its naval shipbuilding, repair and refit services across the GCC region. Last month Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, chief executive of ADSB, and Leo Pantazopoulos, Rolls-Royce’s senior vice president, Asia and Middle East, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the companies move toward the provision of integrated engineering and supply chain services for military vessels. The deal is expected to reinforce ADSB’s technical maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities, and provide a platform for both companies to explore further opportunities for cooperation in the building of new vessels.
The arrangement with Rolls-Royce will also allow ADSB to further expand its operations beyond the UAE, by providing maintenance, repair and overhaul solutions to marine fleets stationed in the region. Rolls-Royce is an important original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and through its partnership with ADSB, will provide a range of spare parts and services for naval equipment.
Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, ADSB has over 20 years of experience in shipbuilding, repairs, combat management systems and through-life maintenance. It can service a range of vessel types and offshore units including commercial ships, rigs, dredgers, workboats and military vessels. Publicly traded on Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, ADSB is owned by Mubadala Investment Company (40%), the Government of Abu Dhabi (10%) and public shareholders (50%).