Saudi shipyard expands into RIB construction

Photo: Zamil Offshore Services Company

Saudi Arabia’s Zamil Offshore Services Company, through its Zamil Shipyards division, has expanded into the construction of rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) with the launch of a new business unit.

The boats are being built by Zamil Ribcraft following the signing of a strategic technology transfer partnership with UK-based Ribcraft. The first two RIBs to be constructed will be supplied to Saudi dive company 17 Sixty.

The RIBs will have FRP hulls and outboard engines.

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