ADSB backs Bahrain Defence Force at sailing event
Manama, March 13, 2010
Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), a leading shipbuilder and naval support services provider in the Gulf region, will show its full support for the Bahrain Defence Force by sponsoring the 44th World Military Sailing Championship.
The world’s largest military sporting competition, World Military Sailing Championship, is being hosted and organized by the Bahrain Defence Force with the assistance of the Bahrain Coast Guard.
ADSB is a gold sponsor for the mega sporting competition that will pit over 25 representatives from around the world against each other in more than 26 tournament categories.
ADSB chairman Humaid Al Shemmari will personally present the company’s services, capabilities and major achievements at the event, the company said in a statement.
He will also highlight major Bahrain contracts such as the upcoming delivery of two 42m steel landing vessels for the Bahrain Navy and a refit program for the Ministry of Interior.
'We have been extremely privileged to have contracts from the Bahrain Defence Force for some 42m and 16m Landing Craft and also from the Ministry of Interior for a major refit program awarded to our company in the last 24 months,' he remarked.
'Abu Dhabi Ship Building has experienced significant growth in business over the last three years, and the Kingdom of Bahrain’s marine forces have been a major factor in this success.'
'Our sponsorship of this excellent sailing event is our own way of expressing our sincere gratitude to Bahrain for entrusting ADSB to build their key defence vessels. Going forward, ADSB will continue to strongly support the Kingdom in its defence initiatives,' said Al Shemmari.
ADSB finished two composite ‘Seakeeper’ fast landing craft for the Bahrain Navy ahead of schedule last year. It also refitted and upgraded 10 Patrol Boats for the Bahrain Coast Guard to extend the vessel’s lifetimes by another 15 years.
The shipbuilder’s newly-formed logistics company, Gulf Logistics and Naval Support (GLNS), will provide the Bahrain Coast Guard complete through-life service and maintenance support, he added.-TradeArabia News Service