Abu Dhabi Ship Building fulfils Bahrain navy order
Abu Dhabi Ship Building has officially completed Al Hamra, a 42 metre landing craft built for the Royal Bahrain Naval Force.
The delivery is the last of four ships under a contract awarded to the yard in 2008.
Abu Dhabi Ship Building has previously delivered two 16 metre fast landing craft and one 42 metre landing craft to the Bahrain navy.
The 16m units were delivered in late 2009 and are used to rapidly deploy personnel and supplies. They can reach speeds of over 35 knots when travelling light or 25 knots when carrying a payload of six tonnes.
The 42m craft are based on vessels serving the UAE navy and are designed for troop, vehicle and cargo transport with beach deployment capability. The first one was delivered in early 2010 ahead of schedule.
“Today’s launching of this second 42m vessel is yet another major step forward in our growth as a preferred supplier and service provider for the GCC’s maritime military markets,” said Mohammed Salem Al Junaibi, acting chief executive officer, Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding.
“This has been a very fulfilling project for us and we are proud to have provided excellent high-quality, mission-capable vessels to a very important customer. Once again we have shown how we can deliver world-class vessels that exceed the technical and quality requirements of our clients on time.”