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Bahrain CG Boats Arrive at Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding

The first four Bahraini Coast Guard boats arrive at Abu Dhabi Ship Building. Four Bahrain Coast Guard boats arrived at the Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) shipyard in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, to undergo a major refit and upgrade program. These are the first four boats out of a total of ten boats that will be refitted and upgraded under a contract signed with the Bahrain Government in late 2007. 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 commented: “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.” Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) is a UAE Public Joint Stock Company listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Market. The company is located in the Mussafah Industrial Area of Abu Dhabi and is engaged in the new construction and refit/repair/maintenance of both naval and commercial vessels.


Khalifa Port Receives New STS Cranes

Crane arrival Khalifa Port: Photo courtesy of ADT

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), the manager and operator of Khalifa port container terminal informs that the terminal has received a new batch of 3 of the world’s largest and most modern ship-to-shore (STS) quay cranes. The Super Post Panamax quay cranes were produced by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. in China at a cost of US$28-million, and were transported by ship to Khalifa Port’s container terminal (claimed to be the first semi-automated container terminal in the region)


Burger Boat at Dubai Boat Show

Burger Boat Company of Manitowoc, WI USA, will be participating in the Dubai International Boat Show March 3-7, 2009, held at the Dubai International Marine Club – Mina Seyahi.  Visit us at stand F1-4. Burger will also be in attendance at the inaugural Abu Dhabi Yacht Show March 12-14, 2009, held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.  Visit us at stand 5E-70 in Abu Dhabi. At each show Burger will be featuring recent launches as well as various designs in lengths


Sener New Office in Abu Dhabi

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Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas, S.A. has opened a new office in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. This new office is located in the Gulf Business Centre district of downtown Abu Dhabi and will be Sener’s local headquarters to develop projects in the power and process sector, the civil engineering and architecture sector, as well as the aerospace sector. Sener began to take an interest in the business opportunities available in the emirate of Abu Dhabi in 2007


Masdar CEO Receives UN Eco Award

Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber,CEO of Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has received this year’s United Nations’ Champions of the Earth Award The award recognises Masdar's work in deploying renewable energy projects including Shams One, a 100MW concentrated solar power plant in Abu Dhabi; London Array, a 1GW offshore wind farm, and Gemasolar, a 20MW concentrating solar thermal plant. Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, invests in clean technologies


Khalifa Port: Beach to Busy Terminal in One Year

Kalifa Port: Photo credit ADPC

In just one year, Khalifa Port has gone from a pristine stretch of reclaimed land four kilometers out to sea, to busy hub port serving 17 shipping lines, offering 18 direct services with direct links to more than 40 ports. Khalifa Port which was delivered on time and under budget, commenced commercial operations on 1 September 2012 and was officially inaugurated by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, on 12 December 2012.


ADSB Launches Navy Vessel

Abu Dhabi Ship Building launched its first Naval export order, a landing craft for the Royal Navy of Oman. It is the first time that a vessel for a Gulf Cooperation Council country has been built by another member of the regional grouping. The launching ceremony, at ADSB’s Musaffah (Abu Dhabi) shipyard, was attended by senior officers from the Oman and UAE navies. The 64 m landing craft, named Al Munassir, has been designed locally with special features to meet the Oman Navy’s operational


Surge in Boat Orders Lifts ADSB

According to a Feb. 16 report from The National, Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) recorded a 38 percent rise in revenues last year to $316.1m as it booked a surge in orders from the Government to protect coastal waters and offshore installations. (Source: The National)  


ADNATCO Receives New Bulk Carrier

According to a report on MENAFN - Khaleej Times, the Abu Dhabi National Tanker Co. (ADNATCO) has taken delivery of a new bulk carrier dubbed MV Shah, the first of 15 new vessels to be delivered in the coming year. The 37,000 dwt Hyundai MIPO-built handy-size carrier will reportedly be used to carry sulphur on behalf of ADNOC (Source: MENA FN.com)


Middle East Shipbuilder's Revenue Up

Revenues up, net profit down reports Abu Dhabi Ship Building Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) has announced that its contract revenue jumped by more than Dh200 million (US$54.4m) last year to Dh1.3 billion but said its profit had slipped. The yard is constructing its remaining 72 m Bayunah-class corvette of six  for the UAE Navy, and is hopeful of orders from foreign navies.


O&G Safety Conference: Leading from the Front-line

David Doig

The date and topic for this year’s OPITO Safety and Competence Conference – OSCC 2014 have been announced. Now in its fifth year, the annual event will take place on November 4, 2014 in the Fairmont Hotel, Abu Dhabi. Under the title of “Leading from the Front-line”


Damen Delivers Shoalbuster to MCS in 8 Days

Photo: Damen

Maritime Craft Services (MCS) recently took delivery of a new Damen Shoalbuster 2609. Damen has delivered numerous Crew Transfer Vessels, Multicats, and Shoalbusters to MCS – the two companies have a long-standing relationship. What is notable about this latest delivery, however


Aage Hempel to Equip 10 New PSVs

Photo courtesy of Aage Hempel

Aage Hempel, a company in worldwide merchant marine electronic service and focused on 24/7 maritime sales and service, signs agreement for the delivery of navigation and communication equipment included Integrated Bridge System from Kelvin Hughes with Shipyard De Hoop in Lobith


Maersk Line named race partner for the Volvo Ocean Race

The world’s largest container shipping company, Maersk Line, is the official shipping partner for the Volvo Ocean Race, the pre-eminent round-the-world yacht race. The race takes place from 4 October 2014 to 27 June 2015. During the nine month race, seven 65-foot (19


Khalifa Port Handles a Million TEU’s in First Year

Port Kalifa celebration: Photo credit ADPC

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) and Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) say that a million TEU containers have been handled at Khalifa Port since its commercial opening. Khalifa Port began commercial operations at the end of last year when all container traffic was transferred from the city centre port


Costa Cruise Ship Makes First Abu Dhabi Port Call

Costa Fortuna: Photo credit ADPC

The  cruise ship 'MV Costa Fortuna' was warmly welcomed on its intitial visit to Abu Dhabi, which it will follow with regular weekly calls until March 2014. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Acting CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) handed over a commemorative plaque to Captain Massimo Garabarnio


Abu Dhabi Ports Company Accredited for VTS Training

VTS operator training: Photo credit ADPC

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC), says it has recently been accredited by the National Transport Authority (NTA) to conduct IALA model courses for Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) operators at its dedicated training center, making it the first maritime educational institute in the Gulf Region to offer


Emirates Navy Receives Third New Corvette

Corvette launch: Image Wiki CCL

The United Arab Emirates Navy has taken delivery of the third Corvette (named 'Al Dhafra') in a series of six ordered from Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding Company, reports CanIndia. These warships, part of the largest construction programme in the Middle East, have multi-mission capabilities


Zayed Port Operation New Year Changeover Planned

Zayed Port: Photo credit ADPC

The concession for the management and operations at Zayed Port will be returned from Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) to the port authority, Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) on 31, December 2013. The port informs that the concession is being returned to ADPC in line with the original planning for port


Viking Refits Four NGSCO Vessels with LRRS Systems

Anders Noergaard Lauridsen

The National Gas Shipping Company (NGSCO) of Abu Dhabi said new Lifeboat Release and Retrieval Systems (LRRS) are being installed in advance of new IMO regulations coming into force this year. The combination of the innovative Nadiro Drop-in-Ball  technology and Viking UAE’s


SENER Wins Engineering Company of the Year

Photo: SENER

The engineering and technology group SENER has been awarded in The European Energy Awards 2013 as Engineering Company of the Year. The technology group has more than 5,500 professionals across 50 offices globally. SENER received this award for innovative projects such as the Gemasolar solar


Substantial Middle East Subsea Contract for Technip

Global 1201: Photo courtesy of Technip

Technip say they have been awarded a contract by Dubai Petroleum Establishment (DPE) covering the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the Jalilah B field development project, located nearly 90 kilometers offshore Dubai (United Arab Emirates, UAE)


GES Gross Revenue Up 27% in 2013

Mr. Mustapha Kawam

Globe Express Services (GES), one of the world’s top 100 global logistics providers, has announced that its gross revenue for its UAE operations in 2013 has increased by 27 percent compared to 2012. Profit was buoyed by the rapid growth of, and positive outlook on


Accident Prompts TAQA to Shut Down UK North Sea Platform

The 12,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Harding oil platform in the UK North Sea is being shut down as a precaution after a worker fell off and died early on Thursday, a spokesman for operator TAQA said. "Production is being shut down," the spokesman for the Abu Dhabi National Energy Co


Hoover Acquires Scotland's Container Company Ltd.

Hoover Container Solutions (Hoover) informs it has acquired Container Company Ltd. , a leading supplier of cargo carrying units (CCUs) for the offshore oil and gas industry. This acquisition complements Hoover's recent acquisitions of Consult Supply AS and Dolphin


 
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