Strategic Marine announced it has teamed up with Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB) to develop the Middle East’s growing market of aluminium vessels.
Strategic and ADSB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create tenders for a variety of aluminium vessels using Strategic Marine’s design and construction methods.
The vessels will be built at the Abu Dhabi ship yard are aimed to attract regional buyers.
In the initial phase of the MoU, Strategic will be invited by ADSB to tender on aluminium vessels for defence projects for the majority of the work, but over time both parties believe the co-operation will expand into commercial and other areas, Strategic Marine’s executive director Ron Anderson said.
“We are excited to be working with a globally prominent specialist builder. We know Strategic’s solid reputation for the manufacturing of high-performance ships will help to deliver top-of-the-line aluminium vessels to an already demanding market in our region,” Mohamed S. Al Ghas, the corporate commercial director from ADSB said. “Our yard facility combined with Strategic Marine’s design and construction capabilities will be a collaborative force in providing customers excellent value and flexibility.”
The new partnership will see Strategic’s operations originally in Singapore, Western Australia and Vietnam, expand into the Middle East, specifically in Abu Dhabi’s ship yard which specialises in the construction, repair and refit of naval, military and commercial vessels.