Abu Dhabi Ship Building, Babcock International sign MoU to deliver through-life capability management for navy customers in Middle East region

WAM ABU DHABI, 14th September 2013 (WAM)– Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), the leading shipbuilder and naval support services provider in the Gulf region, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Babcock International Group, the UK’s leading engineering support services organization, 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 Mazrouie and Babcock Managing Director Warships, Mike Whalley, during DSEI, the world’s largest fully integrated defense and security exhibition, running from 10-13 September at ExCel in London.

Under the new agreement, this important 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 optimize 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.

Babcock Managing Director Warships, Mike 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 optimized 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.

Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) provides construction, repair and refit services for naval, military, and commercial vessels. Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE 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. Joint ventures and service agreements with world renowned companies allow ADSB to provide world-class support services to GCC maritime security forces.

ADSB leverages its reputation, central location and global network of strategic partners to consolidate its position as a leading shipbuilder and support contractor for naval, military and commercial operators in the region.

ADSB is 10% owned by the Abu Dhabi government, 40% owned by Mubadala Development Company, and 50% publicly traded on Abu Dhabi’s Securities Exchange (ADX).

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