Partnership to promote Middle East classification society

Offshore staff

ABU DHABI, UAE – Italian classification society RINA Group will support development of Tasneef, a new classification society for the United Arab Emirates.

Tasneef has been established in Abu Dhabi and plans to open offices worldwide. The aim of the new partnership is to develop Tasneef as an international classification society capable of meeting the technical and classification needs of the region’s maritime industry, the UAE flag, and international commercial shipping.

Andrea di Bella, area manager Middle East, RINA Group, said: “We will work closely with Tasneef on a number of newbuilding projects and ships in service to develop their procedures and technical competence.”

Rashed Alhebsi, head of the Establishment Committee of Tasneef, said: “The way Tasneef looks at RINA is as a long-term strategic partner where both companies will fulfill the demand for classification services in potential sectors in this region known for fuelling the world with energy, oil and gas…

“Tasneef and RINA are currently finalizing a portfolio of up to 44 classification projects in 2013 varying from new construction and ships in service to supporting the UAE flag administration with thousands of statutory certifications.”


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