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Abu Dhabi ship builder opens first floating dock

Abu Dhabi Ship Building says new facility will allow it to repair and service larger vessels

Abu Dhabi ship builder opens first floating dock

Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), a provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, has announced the commissioning of the company's first floating dock located in Mina Zayed.

The opening of the floating drydock signifies a new phase of growth for the company, as it looks to expand its commercial service offering, ADSB said in a statement.

Dr Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO, said: "We are proud to announce this latest milestone for Abu Dhabi Ship Building. 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."

The new floating drydock, which allows ADSB to service ships that were previously too large to be handled to their headquarters in Mussafah, received its first customer that underwent routine drydocking, electrical and mechanical works at the port.

With the addition of the floating dock, ADSB said it is looking to expand its customer base through a network of agents representing 16 countries across Europe and Asia.

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