Abu Dhabi Ship Building Co
, may set up a new shipyard for commercial vessels to tap demand from the region’s booming offshore oil and gas industry
, an official said.
The Abu Dhabi-quoted firm, also known as ADSB, will decide next year whether to set up a separate commercial shipyard based in the Taweelah Port
& Industrial Zone in Abu Dhabi.
Arabain Gulf countries that produce almost a quarter of the world’s oil are boosting investment in offshore production driving up demand for rigs and service vessels in the region.
The shipbuilder is hoping to capitalize on a booming offshore industry in Abu Dhabi, owner of the world’s second-largest offshore oil field in the Gulf.