Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) will design and build six new naval vessels for the UAE Navy's Baynunah project. Contract details will be finalised during this year, according to a company statement. The French firm Constructions Mecaniques de Normandie (CMN) will provide design, technology transfer and a number of services to ADSB as part of the Baynunah project.
The Baynunah design utilises a proven hull form that provides excellent speed, maneouvreability and sea-keeping characteristics. Each Baynunah vessel will be about 60 metres long and will carry a highly effective combat system. A major expansion of the facilities is underway at ADSB, including the state-of-the-art ship construction workshops and assembly halls capable of supporting the building of several vessels simultaneously.