EDGE entity Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB), the UAE’s leader in the design, new build, repair, maintenance, refit, and conversion of naval and commercial vessels, announced that it is building two 28-metre vessels for ADNOC Logistics and Services plc (ADNOC L&S), a global energy maritime logistics leader.

The order for these vessels further strengthens the relationship between ADNOC L&S, a global energy maritime logistics leader, and ADSB in the strategically important commercial vessel building sector, allowing greater contribution to in-country value.

The vessels are each powered by two diesel engines coupled with two Z-drive Azimuth thrusters. This configuration allows them to achieve a speed of 12 knots and a bollard pull of 60 tonnes. Each has a crew complement of eight and will be used primarily for ship assistance and harbor towing, as well as for firefighting and coastal towing.