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ADSB to unveil major naval defence projects

Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) will showcase its latest major naval defence projects at the second Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (Dimdex 2010) which opens on Monday.

The three-day defence expo is being held with the support of the Qatar Armed Forces and hosted by the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces. Dimdex, the only specialized maritime defence exhibition in the Middle East, will run till March 31 at the Doha Exhibition Center.

A leading shipbuilder and naval support services provider and the only specialised Naval Warship builder in the Gulf region, ADSB is hosting a special VIP reception on the first day to showcase key projects led by its new 72m Baynunah Class Corvettes.

ADSB chairman Homaid Al Shemmari will join special guests in discussing regional and international maritime trends and opportunities during the VIP Reception.

The shipbuilder will also launch its new website and present four of its most popular vessels: 72m Corvettes and 27m Patrol Boats for the UAE Navy; 64m Landing Craft exported to the Royal Navy of Oman; and 16m High Speed Interceptors for the UAE Critical National Infrastructure Authority.

ADSB will display its Baynunah vessels operating on the sea for the first time and introduce visitors to its new branding strategy at its 99 sqm stand.

“Naval defence remains a critical regional concern, and so as the Middle East’s only trade event dedicated to maritime defence, DIMDEX enables major industry players such as ADSB to assess how we are meeting critical defence requirements and what our future directions should be,' said Al Shemmari.

'We expect to attract greater interest throughout the event this year thanks to key partnerships with some of the region’s top defence authorities we signed contracts with last year. ADSB will continue to explore prospective GCC projects that will further expand our regional presence this year,” he added.

The event has attracted leading shipyards, warship design, build, modernization and repair companies, warships contractors, and manufacturers and suppliers of onboard systems to showcase the very latest technologies to meet the maritime security challenges of the 21st century.



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