Tue 13-03-2018 13:12 PM
ABU DHABI, 13th March, 2018 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Ship Building, ADSB, has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with ADD Military Supplies and Chantier Naval Couach, a major French marine services provider and shipbuilder of defense and rescue vessels, as well as luxury yachts. The partnership will effectively split scope in order to allow for know-how transfer and help fulfil UAE local requirements content.
It also marks the beginning of a long collaboration between the three organisations to serve the GCC primarily, as well as strategic international markets, and clearly underlines the companies’ willingness to become more global and open to an increasingly more international and complex world.
Through their collaboration, both parties will share their design, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities between France and UAE. The agreement will allow ADSB and Couach to benefit from each other unique skills and serve the UAE market in compliance with local economy and development guidelines before focusing on other markets.
"International partnerships are critical to enabling our diversification and expansion. Our cooperation with industry-leading entities such as Chantier Naval Couach and ADD Military Supplies reaffirms ADSB’s focus on bringing new, integrated solutions to the local market," said Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO of ADSB. "Our long-term growth is rooted in building global relationships that will enhance our technological capabilities and allow us to offer best-in-class services. Our joint efforts with CNC and ADD will contribute to Abu Dhabi’s thriving maritime sector," he added.
"Chantier Naval Couach is proud of this partnership with ADD Military Supplies LLC and ADSB, to support the long-term growth of the UAE marine market. Couach, as a technology leader focused on innovation and quality, has recently demonstrated exceptional execution. High speed interceptor boats have been delivered at the rhythm of one per week, with zero defects before shipping, as well as a fully customised and refined 44-meter superyacht. We are excited to promote structure advancements through mutual learning, by collaborating closely in this partnership. That will be without any doubt, a game changer in the market," said Walter Ceglia, CEO of Chantier Naval Couach.
"ADD Military Supplies, a leading UAE National company, is proud to join forces with ADSB and Couach Chantlier in realizing this unique partnership. ADD’s main objective is to bring the best products and technologies to the UAE market and at the same time train the UAE Nationals in order to prepare them for the upcoming move towards industrialisation of the UAE economy," said Dr. Abdulla Alraisi, CEO of ADD Military Supplies LLC.