Abu Dhabi Ship Building continues to be recognized as the region’s premier builder of naval, military and commercial vessels. Our growth and performance are something to be proud of, and I am convinced that our continued efforts to build ships better will create new business opportunities and attract global attention to the Middle East’s rapidly growing maritime industry.
ADSB’s achievements show our range of abilities – from constructing corvettes for the UAE Navy to repairing Coast Guard vessels and opening our first floating dock – and demonstrate the commitment, dedication and hard work of our workforce, which now accounts for over 1,200 shipbuilding and ship repair specialists. Our successes also bear testament to the astute leadership of the ADSB Board and Management team.
ADSB is strongly positioned to keep growing in the years to come. In line with this, I am pleased to say that our existing contracted work continues to be worth more than AED 3 billion. And we are poised to pick up the pace as the ADSB Board is delivering on a growth plan that will not only bring in more business, but enhance shareholder value and contribute to the economic and social development of Abu Dhabi.
As such, I affirm ADSB’s commitment to help ensure the success of Abu Dhabi Vision 2030. To this end, ADSB is heavily involved in academic courses in support of the government’s Emiratization program, benefiting UAE national students. We are likewise continuing to develop initiatives that strengthen our role as a socially proactive organisation.
Our continued pursuit of excellence and growth is in line with the vision of H.H Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, and H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. Indeed, we are greatly thankful for their vision, leadership and support for the business community and in particular the maritime industry.
The encouraging support from our country’s highest officials, the world-class workmanship of our workforce and the exceptional leadership of the ADSB Board and Management are the essential ingredients that will enable us to continue to be the best shipbuilder in the Middle East.
HOMAID AL SHIMMARI