ABU DHABI / WAM
Tasneef, the first certified Arab classification society, and Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial boats, on Sunday signed a Memorandum of Understanding, (MoU) creating a framework for future collaboration to strategically develop the naval construction and services industry across the region.
The agreement includes classification and technical consultation services as well as the issuing of classification certificates for systems, employees, products and naval fleet safety. Collaboration between the two companies will also be seen in technical areas to increase safety, security, best environmental practices and naval policy development.
Commenting on the agreement, Rashed Al Hebsi, CEO, Tasneef, said, “Signing this Memorandum is in line with the Tasneef’s strategy to strengthen collaboration with different official authorities, specifically those that are specialised in the naval industry. This contributes to the UAE’s role as an international and regional hub for navigation and naval services and infrastructure development.”
He added, “The Memorandum provides opportunities for collaboration on naval services and classification services. We are looking forward to more fruitful collaboration with ADSB in order to serve mutual interests and achieve strategic goals.”
Dr Kahled Al Mazrouei, CEO, ADSB said, “ADSB adopts the highest quality and safety standards in construction and repair of ships in the region.