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At the Center for Sustainable Shipbuilding (CSSB), we are driven by a single, overarching goal: Creating a better maritime world. Our mission is rooted in the principles of sustainability, innovation, and collaboration. In a world where maritime transport accounts for approximately 80% of global trade, the importance of sustainable practices cannot be overstated. Our seas and oceans are vital ecosystems that must be protected from pollution and exploitation.


The maritime shipping industry, responsible for a significant 6.7% of worldwide oil consumption, has a critical role to play in safeguarding our planet’s future. At CSSB, we are committed to leading the charge towards a truly sustainable maritime industry. By bringing together the best minds, the latest technologies, and a shared commitment to excellence, we are laying the groundwork for a future where the seas are cleaner, maritime trade is more efficient, and our shared maritime heritage is celebrated and preserved.


Join us on this exciting journey as we work together to create a brighter, more sustainable future for the maritime world.”



At CSSB, our innovative shipyard concept will be a leader in the world’s maritime industry. By offering a shared space where manufacturers of ships, components, and machinery can all coexist and collaborate, we’re breaking down barriers and fostering a spirit of cooperation that is truly unique. In our state-of-the-art facilities, partners have access to premier machinery and the expertise needed to operate it, all on a per-usage basis. This not only reduces costs but also allows for a free exchange of ideas and best practices that benefits everyone involved. From ovens for composite material to paint booths and boat launch equipment, we’ve got everything you need to turn your maritime vision into reality.


At the heart of our operation in Ras Al Khaimah Port is the Center for Sustainable Shipbuilding, a cutting-edge facility designed to meet the needs of the modern maritime industry. With up to 32 factories, each optimized for ship production and equipped with modern amenities such as direct water access, insulated steel construction, and solar-prepared roofs, we’ve left no stone unturned in our quest to provide the perfect environment for shipbuilding excellence.


But we don’t just stop at the physical infrastructure. Our CSSB management team is always on hand to assist with daily tasks, big or small, and to coordinate future development with the government. In other words, we’ve got your back every step of the way.

Offering a complete ecosystem for sustainable ship building.

The CSSB management team serves as your primary contact, handling all tasks, concerns, and government coordination to ensure your success.

Generating added value through synergies between the partners.

Proximity and seamless communication among partners expedite innovative solutions, ultimately benefiting our customers.

Enhancing profitability through an efficient environment.

Leverage shared access to premium machinery, minimizing capital expenditure while accelerating production timelines.



The United Arab Emirates: The Global Economic Powerhouse

The UAE has a rich maritime history that we are proud to be a part of. At CSSB, we are committed to continuing this legacy by contributing to the growth and development of the region’s maritime industry. Our facilities and offerings are specifically designed to meet the needs of the UAE’s vibrant maritime sector, and we are constantly seeking new ways to support and enhance this critical part of our nation’s economy. By working together, we can ensure that the UAE remains at the forefront of the maritime world, leading the way in innovation, sustainability, and excellence.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) boasts several key economic advantages that have significantly contributed to its rapid prosperity and growth:

  1. Strategic Location: Nestled at the juncture of Europe, Asia, and Africa, the UAE is a pivotal global trade and business hub, seamlessly connecting the East and West.

  2. Stable Political Environment: The UAE's steadfast political stability and security are fundamental in attracting foreign investments and spurring economic development. The government has meticulously enacted business-friendly regulations, robust property rights, and an investment climate that is highly favourable to businesses.

  3. Diversified Economy: A concerted effort has been made to channel substantial investments into diverse sectors such as finance, tourism, real estate, logistics, and renewable energy, successfully weaning the country off its oil and gas dependency. 

  4. Infrastructure and Connectivity: The nation has made significant investments in developing world-class infrastructure, encompassing modern airports, ports, roads, and state-of-the-art telecommunications networks.

  5. Business-friendly Policies: The UAE is home to numerous economic clusters offering enticing incentives for businesses, including 100% foreign ownership, tax exemptions, and streamlined regulations. 

  6. Skilled Workforce: The country has made significant strides in education and vocational training, culminating in a highly skilled and multicultural workforce. 

  7. Financial Hub: Dubai has positioned itself as a prominent global financial center, providing a robust banking system, a well-regulated stock exchange, and a plethora of financial services.

  8. Tourism and Hospitality: The thriving tourism and hospitality industry in the UAE is marked by iconic landmarks, luxurious resorts, world-class shopping, entertainment options, and rich cultural attractions, making it a popular destination for both leisure and business travellers, thereby contributing substantially to the nation's economy.


CSSB orchestrates a synergistic win-win-win scenario.

Partner benefit from a purpose build compound, with high synergies within a business-friendly environment leveraging on multiple arbitrage effects.

For the UAE, CSSB is an actualization of the National long-term sustainability vision, while simultaneously embracing the reagion’s rich maritime heritage. This venture is poised to generate approximately 700 job opportunities, in addition to fostering critical capabilities.

Placed at the entrance of Kohr Port, the city harbour of Ras Al Khaimah, the CSSB offers a environment with an unique work-life balance: 2 minutes to the sea, 5 minutes to the beach, affordable apartments and villas, and High Class Hotels nearby.


Investors are presented with a golden opportunity to participate in the ecosystem of sustainable growth and economic prosperity that the UAE has to offer. CSSB extends an invitation to acquire equity in exchange for an investment – please contact us.

8-fold advantages of production at the Center for Sustainable Ship Building (CSSB):

1)  Significant reduction of production costs: 40-70% less than Europe.

2)  Access to a pool of highly motivated and skilled workforce.

3)  Utilization of cutting-edge machinery without the burden of investment.

4)  Fast mould production at low cost with minimal tolerances.

5)  Streamlined company setup procedures, complemented by low tax rates.

6)  Focus on core competence, facilitated by a network of industry experts.

7)  An environment created to meet the unique demands of shipbuilding.

8)  Amplified client outreach, courtesy of CSSB’s global marketing network.










until 2028



The CSSB factories are loacted at the beautiful entrance of Kohr Port, the city harbour of Ras Al Khaimah.
- 2 min to the sea
- 5 min walk to Hotels

- 15 min drive to RAK int. airport

- 60 min drive to Dubai airport

CSSB has started with 2 existing factories and will build/uitilize further 7 until end of 2024.
The office is located in the RAKEZ Business zone – will move soon.


Have a question or need more information? Our team is here to help! Get in touch with us via our contact page, where you’ll find all the details you need to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you!

+971 58 591 3742 or fill out the following form:

Head Office

B4-609A3, Business Center 04

RAKEZ Business Zone-FZRAK

United Arab Emirates

Tel: +971 58 591 3742

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