Israel Shipyards Ltd., an Israeli shipbuilding and repair company in the Eastern Mediterranean serving naval and commercial marine markets, will display for the first time its Transfer of Technology (TOT) concept at the NAVDEX exhibition that takes place next week in Abu Dhabi. The company will also present its portfolio of vessels for the military, law enforcement and homeland security markets.
In its statement, Israel Shipyards said the company provides 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 programs increase regional independence, enable local teams to provide Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services, and create numerous local employment opportunities, according to the shipbuilder.
The company also offers support services following completion of the TOT process, if needed. Reflecting a high level of versatility, Israel Shipyards creates customized 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, Israel Shipyards said.
In addition to its TOT services, Israel Shipyards will also present its portfolio of vessels at NAVDEX. The Shaldag Family of Fast Patrol Craft (FPC) includes vessels ranging in size from 25-33m, said to provide outstanding maneuverability and minimal draft, which are designed for coastal protection as well as rivers and the defense of Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs). The company’s family of Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) include a range of vessels from 45-72m, designed primarily for coastal protection, drilling rigs, and offshore facilities. Its multi-mission Saar Corvettes are designed for open sea patrol and surveillance, as well as protection of maritime sovereignty and offshore facilities and Search and Rescue operations, according to the company.