Oman Drydock Awarded GTT License

Oman Drydock Awarded GTT License

Oman Drydock Company (ODC) has been awarded the Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) license at the Posidonia Shipping Trade Fair in Athens, Greece.

ODC chairman Dr. Abdulmalik Al Hinai was joined by GTT CEO Phillippe Berterottiere at the ODC stand to make the announcement. Mr. Berterottiere said “it is highly important that ODC is able to put into place a solid quality system as a centre for LNG expertise”.

Oman has an important LNG fleet and its geographical position thrusts it to the forefront of the international LNG market,”  Mr.  Berterottiere said.

“It is close to shipping routes for the Gulf and Asia. The GTT technology is advanced and ODC had to reach a technically very high level to secure this license.”

ODC is one of the newest and biggest shipyards in the world and is based in Duqm, Oman’s planned new ports and logistics mega city. Following a soft opening in 2011 the $1.5bn shipyard, which is 1.3m sq metres in size, has drydocked more than 230 vessels.

“The GTT license will strengthen our offering for cargo containment systems for high-end LNG carriers. More widely the GTT license is proof of our intent and our seriousness to grow and diversify into the LNG market.

Only last month we announced further strengthening of our LNG services with the launch of a new venture with our partner DSME. Woking with its subsidiary DSEC we have developed one of the most advanced LNG repair packages in the world.

Our new LNG services will cover key areas such as the supply chain of various materials such as INVAR, insulation boxes, membranes, prefabricated panels and cryogenic safety valves.

Meanwhile, we are also investing in new facilities including renovating our cryogenic shop so it can cater to repairing up to four LNGCs at any one time,” said Dr. Al Hinai.

June 4, 2014

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