International classification society RINA Group is to support the development of Tasneef, a new classification society for the United Arab Emirates.
Emirates Classification – Tasneef has been established in Abu Dhabi and plans to expand with future world wide-offices.
Working in partnership with RINA the goal is to develop it into 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, says, “We are very excited to have been chosen to assist the development of Tasneef after a tender process that included all the major classification societies.”
Mr. Rashed Alhebsi, Head of the Establishment Committee of Tasneef, says, “We selected RINA to help us develop Tasneef because of its proven competence and the good collaboration we experienced with them during our UAE Naval shipbuilding (corvette class) programme.
Tasneef and RINA are currently finalising together 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.”