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Abu Dhabi Ship Building gets Kuwait naval contract.

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), the Arabian Gulf's only specialised naval warship builder, announced that Kuwait Navy has selected the company for their future Landing Craft programmes.

The announcement by ADSB, one of Mubadala's defence-related companies, took place at International Defense Exhibition (Idex) 2013.

Ian Pike, Chief Executive Officer of ADSB, said, "Abu Dhabi Ship Building has been working hard on this programme requirement for some time. We also thank the Kuwait Ministry of Defence and the Kuwait Naval Force for their kind cooperation and confidence in our work."

The programmes involve the supply of two 64m Landing Craft, one 42m Landing Craft and five 16m Composite Fast Landing Craft.

All vessels will be constructed at ADSB's world class facility in Abu Dhabi.

After several delegation visits to ADSB, the Kuwait Naval Commander Brigadier General Jassim Al Ansari said, "We are extremely pleased to advise of our co-operative discussions with ADSB for our new programme requirement. We recognise ADSB as a highly professional company and will look forward to concluding our discussions positively in the very near future."

The total contract programme is approximately 24 months, and construction is anticipated to start in mid-2013.

ADSB is a leading provider of 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 worth over Dh3 billion.

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Date:Feb 21, 2013
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