Abu Dhabi Ports and ADSB to build ship repair yard

Abu Dhabi Ports and Abu Dhabi Ship Building have signed a long-term contract to develop a ship repair facility at Zayed Port

The above image is for illustrative purposes only.
The above image is for illustrative purposes only.

Abu Dhabi Ports and Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) have signed a long-term contract to develop a ship repair facility at Zayed Port.

The agreement was signed by Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi Ports, and Dr Khaled Al Mazrouei, chief executive officer of ADSB.

The planned facility will feature a ‘floating dock’, and will occupy an area of approximately 12,000m2.

Commenting on the agreement, Captain Al Shamisi said: “In line with the UAE leadership’s vision to achieve the diversification of the national economy, our agreement with [ADSB] to establish a ship repair facility and floating dock capability will play a key role in boosting the trade and maritime industry in Abu Dhabi, and enhance the contribution of the sector to the UAE’s GDP [gross domestic product].”

Dr Al Mazrouei added: “The operational expansion of ADSB through the new floating dry dock in Zayed Port reflects the positive growth seen in the UAE ship building and repair sector.

“The new area includes ship workshops, as well as the floating dry dock that will transform the ADSB services to a new era of growth as it aspires to expand its commercial services.”

The facility’s Phase 1 operating features will include a berth with a 430m-long quay wall.

A timeline for the development of the ship repair yard has not yet been disclosed.

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