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24 April 2024

ADSB to build 8 vessels for Kuwait defence

By Wam

Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial boats, has signed an agreement with the Kuwait Ministry of Defence to build and supply landing crafts and high-speed protection vessels worth over Dh260 million.

A total of eight vessels of varying sizes and capabilities will be designed and built by ADSB to handle the task of protecting Kuwait’s territorial waters and maritime facilities. Under the contract, the Kuwait Ministry of Defence will receive boats with state-of-the-art equipment, technology and advanced protection capabilities to ensure they are able to carry out required tasks efficiently and accurately.

Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO, Abu Dhabi Ship Building, said, "We are proud to be supplying vessels to the Kuwait Ministry of Defence and are grateful for the confidence that the State of Kuwait has given to us by awarding this contract. At ADSB, we’ve proven our competency as one of the premiere shipbuilders in the region. This contract further demonstrates our commitment to growing our capabilities and supporting regional partners."

A spokesman for Kuwaiti Ministry of Defence said, "The aim of this contract is to improve the security control of Kuwait’s maritime boundaries. The vessels will have high-level requirements, making them globally competitive protection vessels, which will be built by using state-of-the-art multi-purpose technologies and equipment."