GTT and Oman Drydock Company (ODC) have signed a Technical Service Agreement (TSA).
GTT will provide ODC with a wide range of resources based on its specialised expertise in the field of LNG transport.
Under the TSA agreement, ODC will acquire the necessary competencies and skills for offering its services for the maintainance of the GTT membrane containment systems. Prior to the signature of a TSA, GTT performed an audit in order to ensure that the yard could meet the necessary requirements for the highest standard of safety and quality control for a good dry-docking operation. The shipyard will also benefit from a dedicated training of its personnel and advisory services for the preparation of each maintenance operation.
Philippe Berterottière, Chairman and CEO of GTT, said: “With a world fleet of more than 250 LNG carriers in service, and more than 70% equipped with GTT membrane containment systems, we are involved in partnering and approving dry-dock shipyards who guarantee a high quality of service during dry-docks.
“Oman has an important LNG fleet and its geographical position thrusts it to the forefront of the international LNG market, and is close to shipping routes for the Gulf and Asia. We are delighted to include ODC in our list of approved repair yards and to develop a new partnership”.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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