Abu Dhabi Ship Building wins Dhs3.5bn government contract for four patrol vessels
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Abu Dhabi Ship Building wins Dhs3.5bn government contract for four patrol vessels

Abu Dhabi Ship Building wins Dhs3.5bn government contract for four patrol vessels

The Falaj-3 class is a highly flexible and versatile offshore patrol vessel used to carry out a wide range of missions.

Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) has been awarded a Dhs3.5bn contract by the UAE’s Ministry of Defense and the UAE Navy to build four Falaj 3-class offshore patrol vessels.

The new contract is the largest contract received by the ADSB, a statement said.

ADSB, which has core technical expertise in marine and naval project management, previously built the UAE Navy’s Baynunah-class corvettes, the last of which was delivered in 2017.

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The Falaj-3 class is a highly flexible and versatile offshore patrol vessel used to carry out a wide range of missions.

Khalid Al Breiki, chairman of ADSB and president – mission support, Edge, said: “The contract will provide the company with a platform for sustainable, profitable growth while maintaining strategic national assets that are critical to the defence of the UAE.”

David Massey, CEO of ADSB, added: “We look forward to expanding and enhancing our portfolio of vessels.”

ADSB is part of the platforms and systems cluster of Abu Dhabi’s advanced technology group for defence, Edge, which ranks among the top 25 military suppliers in the world.

It operates three main naval programmes: corvettes, offshore patrol vessels and fast patrol boats. The company also offers a full range of maintenance, repair and refit, upgrade and conversion, and engineering consultancy services.

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