ADSB launches new floating drydock in Mina Zayed

ADSB launches new floating drydock in Mina Zayed
ADSB launches new floating drydock in Mina Zayed | Courtesy of Shutterstock
With a goal of expanding its commercial service offering, Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB) announces the opening of its first floating dock.

ADSB has long been recognized as a top name in the construction, repair and refit services for commercial vessels and military branches. The floating dock, located in Mina Zayed, opens the possibilities for ADSB to enter a new period of growth for business and expansion into untapped commercial services.

“We are proud to announce this latest milestone for Abu Dhabi Ship Building,” Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ship Building, said. “The addition of the floating drydock contributes to our commitment to expand our service offering, strengthening our local maritime services and industries, and delivering on the large scale goal of Abu Dhabi’s continued economic diversification.”

With the addition of the floating drydock, the company can now service ships that were previously too large for ADSB’s capabilities at their headquarters in Mussafah.  The size of the dock can roughly compare to the length of two football fields. Vessels up to 180m long can dock at the new facility, which measures 180m long by 30m. The floating dock opened to customers in mid-July, and ADSB has serviced its first customers to routine drydocking, electrical and mechanical services. Vessels coming to the new floating dock can receive numerous services including state of the art hull treatment with the assistance of robotic machines and tank coating work, structural steel, mechanical, pipe and electrical repairs.

ADSB’s new floating dock plunges the company into the realm of potential customers from the oil and gas industry. The services and capabilities offered through the dock afford the company to attract new customers across multiple sectors across a number of networks from 16 countries across Europe and Asia.

ADSB is recognized as a leading ship builder and services contractor both to clients in the region and globally thanks to its quality work, positive reputation, central location and network of international partners.

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