ST Engineering announced that its Marine business in Singapore has been awarded a sub-contract by Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB) for the supply of design, platform equipment and technical assistance for the construction of four Falaj 3-class Offshore Patrol Vessels. These vessels will be constructed in ADSB for the United Arab Emirates Navy (UAE Navy). The contract covers the basic, detail design and production design of the vessels. Technical assistance will be provided during the construction of the first of class vessel.
“We are honoured to have been selected by ADSB as one of their major partners in this very prestigious Falaj 3 programme. We are confident that our past experience in the design and construction of such class of vessels will position us and ADSB well to meet the challenges. We look forward to our partnership with ADSB in fulfilling its commitment to deliver four future-capable ships that will complement its existing fleet and help the UAE Navy accomplish its missions,” said Ng Sing Chan, President, Marine at ST Engineering.
The Falaj-3 class is a highly versatile and reliable offshore patrol vessel, suitable to carry out a wide range of missions including maritime security and search and rescue operations. Based on proven Fearless Class Patrol Vessels, this 60m Offshore Patrol Vessel will be designed to meet International Classification Society Naval Rules, as well as 100% redundancy for critical and major systems and high survivability requirements. The Falaj 3 class has similar design with the Independence-class littoral mission vessel (LMV), in use with the Republic of Singapore Navy.
ST Engineering has an extensive track record in naval vessel design, in addition to its more known naval shipbuilding capabilities. In recent years, it has been investing in its Marine capabilities, harnessing digitalisation to drive smarter shipbuilding and deeper vessel intelligence. ST Engineering Marine provides turnkey shipbuilding, ship conversion and ship-repair services. The core capabilities of ST Engineering Marine include project management, in-house ship design, shipbuilding, ship maintenance and repair, and environmental solutions. VT Halter Marine, Inc. is a shipbuilding company and an American subsidiary of ST Engineering. It is located in Pascagoula, Mississippi. It specializes in ship design and construction and serves both public and private clients, including the United States Department of Defense.