Abu Dhabi’s floating dry dock inaugurated

The floating dock, which began servicing vessels in July 2016, has greatly enhanced ADSB’s commercial service offering

Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) held an official inauguration ceremony for its dry dock (Pic courtesy: WAM).
Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) held an official inauguration ceremony for its dry dock (Pic courtesy: WAM).

Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), a provider of construction, repair, and refit services for naval, military, and commercial vessels, held a ceremony to inaugurate the company’s floating dry dock at its location in Zayed Port.

The floating dock, which began servicing vessels in July 2016, has greatly enhanced ADSB’s commercial service offering, allowing the company to service larger ships and tap into new customers in industries such as oil and gas.

To date, the dry dock has received 20 customers for routine dry-docking, electrical and mechanical works, according to state news agency, WAM.

Commenting on the occasion, Dr Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ship Building, said: "It was an honour to host guests at the official inauguration ceremony for the company’s floating dry dock.

“At ADSB, we are continually looking at how we can grow our offering as we look to deliver on the government’s vision of economic diversification and bring new services to the nation.

“The floating dock facility has been a key driver in our expansion plans and greatly strengthens the local maritime industry in Abu Dhabi."

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