Abu Dhabi Ship Building and Babcock sign MoU
Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Babcock International Group to provide and deliver best-in-class through-life capability management (TLCM) solutions to customers in the UAE and elsewhere across the Middle East region.
The MoU was signed between ADSB chief executive officer Dr Khaled Al Mazroui and Babcock managing director warships Mike Whalley during DSEI, the world’s largest fully integrated defence and security exhibition in London.
Under the new agreement, this collaboration will be developing and delivering efficient, cost-effective and comprehensive solutions to the UAE Navy, and to other navy customers in the region.
The aim is to support and optimise maintenance, repair and refit activities across all UAE armed forces. ADSB is also keen to look outside the UAE borders and provide similar solutions to complex naval fleets across the region.
Whalley said: “This collaboration poses an excellent opportunity for Babcock to demonstrate its expertise to the Middle East region and we look forward to a long term relationship working closely with ADSB.
“We will be bringing our extensive knowledge and experience in delivering through-life support services to navies around the world, and combining our international best practices with ADSB’s local know-how to deliver optimised naval support, and maximized asset availability, to customers in the region.”
ADSB provides state of the art construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi and established in 1996, ADSB was originally formed to support the repairs and refits of UAE Navy vessels and now has a portfolio of construction and refit projects.