ADSB to upgrade Bahrain boats
Abu Dhabi, February 6, 2008
Four Bahrain Coast Guard boats have arrived at the Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) shipyard for a major refit and upgradation.
These are the first four boats out of a total of 10 boats that will be refitted and upgraded under a contract signed with the Bahrain Government in late 2007, the company said in a statement.
The contract provides for the complete refurbishment of the vessels including new propulsion and auxiliary machinery, accommodation facilities and navigation equipment. The work will be undertaken in ADSB’s state-of-the-art Composite Workshop.
The Commander of the Bahrain Coast Guard, Colonel Ala Abdulla Seyadi, who sailed with the boats from Bahrain on their journey to Abu Dhabi said: “The mid life refit of the Dera’a and Saif class is a major project for the Coastguard.”
“Once it is completed it will provide us with the core of our patrol boat fleet for the next 15 years. We are very confident that ADSB will complete the contract to our satisfaction and we look forward to working with them over the period of the contract,” he added.
“All of us at ADSB are pleased to see these vessels arrive in Abu Dhabi to start this important project. We are looking forward to demonstrating to the Bahrain Coast Guard the excellent refit capabilities that have been developed here to support the requirements of all of the GCC countries,” said ADSB Chief Executive Officer Bill Saltzer. – TradeArabia News Service