Developing advanced maritime capabilities is essential for national sovereignty and economic prosperity. Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) is the regional leader in the design, new build, repair, maintenance, refit and conversion of naval and commercial vessels, helping keep the GCC’s naval fleet in prime operational condition. In the offshore oil & gas sector, we provide fabrication, maintenance, and refurbishment services. We operate one of the most experienced shipyards in the region and have served our customers for over 25 years.
Leveraging the latest technologies and solutions, we maximise fleet readiness and extend ship lifetimes while lowering overall cost. We design and build highly complex vessels for both naval and commercial customers. We have the technical and operational expertise to service vessels of all sizes, whether they are involved in littoral warfare operations, patrol missions, or exclusive economic zone protection.
ADSB is a part of the Platforms & Systems cluster at EDGE.
Our statement of purpose is to be the region’s leading naval & commercial shipyard, offering unmatched service, innovation and skill.
NAVAL AND COMMERCIAL SHIPYARDS
At ADSB, we are a leader in the fabrication of naval vessels operating three major naval programmes: corvettes, offshore patrol vessels, and fast patrol boats, including the region’s largest naval shipbuilding programme for the UAE Navy’s six Baynunah class corvettes and Falaj offshore patrol vessels. We offer a comprehensive range of at-sea and dry dock maintenance and repairs, upgrade and conversions, engineering consultancy, and shipyard services to both our commercial and naval clients.
ENSURING NAVAL READINESS
ADSB has reinforced its in-house design capabilities to provide customised solutions that meet customers’ requirements and expectations. We have a diverse portfolio of fast patrol boat types and lengths already proven and in the water.
ADSB has developed a range of fast patrol boats and interceptors entirely designed and built in the UAE. These include 120 FIP (fast interceptor platform), 160 ITEP and 170 ITEP (inshore tactical and engagement platforms).
Other products also include an 8.5m special mission boat, assault boats, as well as a wide range of landing craft and sea keepers.
Featuring the latest new corvette designs, the Baynunah class corvette is a multipurpose warship that can be used for a range of missions, including coastal patrol, reconnaissance, mine detection, and helicopter operations - all with a modern weaponry and sensor packages.
- OFFSHORE PATROL VESSELS
ADSB offers offshore patrol vessels that are specifically developed for navies to conduct a wide variety of tasks. Based on the proven ‘Fearless-class’ platform, FALAJ-3 is designed and equipped for advanced naval duties and is well-equipped to to tackle the challenges of modern day asymmetric warfare.
- PATROL VESSELS
Designed to a wide range of operations, ADSB’s 36FLEX provides a versatile platform to meet all your maritime defence, surveillance, law enforcement, and search-and-rescue requirements to secure your territorial waters.
- MAINTENANCE SERVICES
ADSB, one of the leading ship building companies in the UAE, provides maintenance and repair services for maritime security naval platforms operating in the region as well as midlife, major and navigational refits, dry docking, and MTU engine overhauling. We maintain and repair naval ships in compliance with stringent standards and specifications.
We assure that all processes and products are reviewed regularly in order to consistently improve our offerings. Certified by Bureau Veritas Certification, we have an ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018, and Safety Management certifications.
Our sustainment services enable our clients to concentrate on their mission or commercial activity, leaving our team to handle all maintenance functions. Through our in-service support, we provide basic maintenance while vessels are in service, complemented by the guaranteed availability of long-lead time spare parts and equipment. As a result, vessels are available and maintenance windows are shorter.
- WAREHOUSING FACILITIES
A shipyard warehouse provides a safe location to store all critical materials for a project and stock items used for daily operations. At ADSB, we operate four warehouses, six open spaces and satellite stores to enable storage and distribution at project sites and ensure prompt execution of each project. These units are controlled through a highly organised stock control system.
- COMBAT SYSTEMS INTEGRATION (CSI)
We provide a complete range of combat military system (CMS) installation and integration services in conjunction with the Abu Dhabi System Integration Company. Our services range from designing and engineering to installation and commissioning. It includes OEM combat systems such as sensors, effectors, and weapons.
ENSURING COMMERCIAL READINESS
ADSB offers a wide range of landing craft that are designed to support a variety of offshore and coastal activities. ADSB’s landing craft are specifically constructed to support the surface ship-to-shore movement of personnel, cargo, and vehicles.
ADSB’s SEA platforms, SEA PAD and SEA TROOPER, deliver operational efficiencies and simplified logistics, maintenance and repair. SEA TROOPER meets diverse transport requirements, while the SEA PAD supports inshore ISR operations.
Designed to high quality commercial standards, ADSB’s 36FLEX is equipped to conduct a wide range of maritime operations, such as monitoring shipping, boarding operations and carrying out patrol duties
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS
We have completed complex projects on various types of commercial ships from conversions to dry docking, including offshore supply vessels, diving support vessels, and superyachts. With more than two decades of experience in commercial boat repairs and services, we have built world-class expertise in this field.
The services we offer include boat docking and undocking, yard-cleaning, and garbage disposal. We offer comprehensive yard services supported by experts in rigging, diving, and yard-cleaning. Additionally, we maintain ready-to-use mobile equipment such as forklifts, shuttle lifts, and mobile cranes.
OFFSHORE RIG FABRICATION
As specialists in rig and platform maintenance and refurbishment, we have an extensive network of industry alliances with API- and ASME-certified partners. We also offer topside fabrication for offshore oil and gas and provide steel fabrication support for offshore EPCIs and energy companies.
ADSB's dedicated steel and aluminium fabrication shops are equipped with advanced machinery and technologies, and are supported by a highly qualified team. We handle everything from major repairs to the design and construction of modular units with the latest 3D modelling.
Our mechanical shop features sophisticated machines, cranes, and a clean, controlled environment. Our highly skilled machinists, millwrights, and mechanical fitters provide repair, refurbishment, and maintenance services, ensuring rapid turnaround, quality, and efficiency.
Our Small Boat Construction (SBC) division manufactures landing crafts, fast patrol boats, interceptors, and immediate support vessels for customers in the GCC and beyond.
Our piping workshop offers services such as profile cutting, pipe bending and fitting, and welding procedures. We leverage the latest automated equipment for indoor prefabrication before installation into vessels. Furthermore, the electrical workshop at ADSB offers comprehensive services, including troubleshooting and repair of motors and generators, lighting systems, power systems, switchboards, control systems and panels.
Our carpentry, sheet metal and insulation shops are fully equipped to manage high quality maritime outfitting for minor alterations to major upgrades. Our services also include a wide range of hull treatments and tank coatings, as well as surface preparation and painting of underwater surfaces, main decks, engine rooms, funnels, masts, and chain lockers, anchors and chains.
With our extensive knowledge in ship building and repair, ADSB offers design, engineering, manufacturing, and implementation of any ship conversion project. We handle projects of all sizes and types for both military and commercial clients at our BV, LR, DNV-GL, RINA, TASNEEF and ISO certified facilities and state-of-the-art shipyard. Our customers benefit from our exceptional quality, timely delivery, and cost-effective pricing on everything from modifications, refits and upgrades to complete structural redesigns and transformations.