ADSB to deliver two FSVs to UAE Navy this month

ABU DHABI — Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) yesterday said it would deliver to the UAE Navy, two 26 metre Aluminium Alloy Fast Supply Vessels (FSV) this month.

By Haseeb Haider

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Published: Mon 19 Feb 2007, 9:19 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 9:55 PM

The Abu Dhabi based ship Building company won a $20 million contract for the supply of four FSVs.

An ADSB official speaking at the International Defence Exhibition (IDEX 2007), said that one vessel has already been delivered last month. The company will deliver two vessels this month and the remaining one next month.

These multi-role warfare support vessels are being built by ADSB and are designed by SwedeShip Marine of Sweden. The FSV is powered by twin MTU marine diesel engines driving Rolls Royce water jets providing speeds in excess of 30 knots and a range of 300 nautical miles.

Patrol boat: ADSB also announced the signing of a lead contract with the Abu Dhabi Police for the supply of a new patrol boat worth $13 million.

The boat is based on a design currently in service with the Canadian Police and will be built in Canada by ADSB’s strategic partner Hike Metal Products. Delivery of this vessel will take place during 2007.

Additional boards required by the Marine Police to complete their fleet requirement programme are planned to be built at the ADSB facility in Mussafah.

These new 10.3 metre aluminium alloy patrol boats will be powered by two Volvo Marine diesel engines and have speeds in excess of 30 knots. The boats are designed to meet the wide range of duties provided by the Marine Police including the security of Abu Dhabi inshore waters, shore based facilities, search and rescue, and law and enforcement.

ADSB is also exhibiting new Sea Keeper Fast Landing Craft at the exhibition as its marine demonstration.

The impressive 16 metre vessel is on daily demonstration at the exhibition and is the latest boat to be built in ADSB’s new Composite Facility.

At over 35 knots, this versatile high-speed craft will provide its operators with significant advantages when compared to the more traditional 10 Knot speed normally associated with this type of craft.

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