Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding (“ADSB”) is pleased to announce the commencement of the production of the Falaj3 Class Fast Patrol Vessels with a Steel Cutting Ceremony at ADSB Yard for the First of Class (FOC) vessel held on 21st December 2022. This milestone represents the successful completion of the design phase and confirms the capability of ADSB and its determination to continue to be a regional leader in military shipbuilding and a strategic partner to the UAE Ministry of Defence.
ADSB was awarded the contract to build four Falaj 3 Class Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs) for the UAE Navy in 2021. With its partners and with invaluable support from the UAE Navy, it has successfully completed the design phase of the project on schedule. The Falaj 3 Class of FPVs is a complex high speed warship with a state of-the-art sensors and combat systems and will be a significant addition to the UAE Navy capability.
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ADSB runs one of the most advanced shipyards in the region with a successful track record spanning over a quarter of a century. As the regional leader in the new build, repair, maintenance, refit and conversion of naval and commercial vessels, the company helps keep the UAE’s naval fleet in prime operational condition.
ADSB’s vision is to become the leading regional shipyard through delivering innovative and dependable solutions and building lasting relationships that bring added value to clients and other stakeholders, both military and civilian. The company is also involved in the civilian energy sector, providing fabrication, maintenance and refurbishment services for static offshore energy infrastructure.