Strategic Marine, one of the world’s leading specialist shipbuilding, fabrication and engineering companies, has teamed up with Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), to target the Middle East’s growing market for 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 designs and construction methods. The building and placement of the vessels at the Abu Dhabi shipyard aims to attract regional buyers.
Mohamed S. Al Ghas, commercial director at ADSB says, “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.”
The agreement will give Strategic Marine a chance to build specialist aluminium vessels in the Middle East for the first time, and allow regional customers to buy vessels without the extra mobilisation and shipping costs from current facilities in Singapore and Vietnam.