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Abu Dhabi Ports and Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) have signed a long-term contract that will lead to the construction of a fully-operational ship repair facility with a floating dock capability within Zayed Port
The facility will aim to boost Abu Dhabi’s trade and maritime industry, with Phase 1 of the project including the development and operation of a dedicated berth of 430 linear metres of quay wall and more than 12,000 sqm of yard facilities.
ADSB CEO Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei said, “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 12,000 sqm area will assist in our vision to be a leading shipbuilding company, developing world class MRO services. 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.”
Dr. Al Mazrouei was joined by Abu Dhabi Ports CEO Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, as well as senior delegations from both parties, at an official signing ceremony at Abu Dhabi Ports Head Office at Zayed Port.
Captain Al Shamisi remarked, “Our agreement with Abu Dhabi Ship Building 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.”