As well as its portfolio of vessels for the naval and security markets, Israel Shipyards, exhibiting for the first time at NAVDEX 2021 in Abu Dhabi next week, will showcase its Transfer of Technology (ToT) concept.

An SK Group company, Israel Shipyards provides global customers around the world with ToT services, delivered at a logistical and engineering level by the company’s highly skilled and experienced training teams. The goal is to create, by the end of the process, a professional team with expert craftsmanship capabilities that can independently build and maintain seagoing vessels without the need for external support. These programmes increase regional independence, enable local teams to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, and create numerous local employment opportunities.

The company also offers support services following completion of the ToT process, if required. Reflecting a high level of versatility, Israel Shipyards creates customised turnkey projects ‒ individually-designed service kits for each customer ‒ according to their defined needs and capabilities. Training time depends on the type of training and the qualifications of the employees, with training of engineers typically taking up to six months, while training of production workers requires up to four months.

In addition to its ToT services, the company will also present its vessel portfolio. The SHALDAG family of fast patrol craft (FPC) includes vessels ranging in size from 25-33m, providing outstanding manoeuvrability and minimal draft, designed for coastal and riverine missions as well as protection of exclusive economic zones (EEZs). The family of offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) includes a range of vessels from 45-72m, designed primarily for coastal protection, drilling rigs, and offshore facilities. The multi-mission SAAR corvettes are designed for open sea patrol and surveillance, as well as sovereign and maritime protection and search and rescue operations.

We are confident that the wide-ranging portfolio of vessels we will showcase will help secure maritime borders in the area, and that the knowledge transfer services and additional options provided by our company are relevant, cost-effective solutions for these challenging times and for the future,” commented CEO Eitan Zucker.

A SHALDAG Mk V at speed. (Photo: Israel Shipyards)

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