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Damen receives LNG carrier repair order

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Damen Shiprepair Brest has received its tenth LNG carrier repair order from GDF SUEZ’s in-house technical vessel manager Gazocean.

The LNG carrier will undergo extensive maintenance works. The vessel was delivered under the name of Gaz De France Energy in 2006 at Chantiers de L’Atlantique in St.Nazaire and was renamed in 2009. It was the first vessel fitted with dual fuel diesel electric propulsion, which is now a new standard of the LNG shipping industry and has a GTT CS1 type LNG containment system.

The LNG carrier will stay in the yard for approximately 55 days (20 days in dry-dock).

Damen Brest’s Managing Director, Jos Goris, said: “The long established relationship of the yard which dates back from the SOBRENA times with both Gazocean and GDF SUEZ GLOBAL GAS & LNG has certainly helped us in securing this order. Following nine foreign LNG carriers under Damen Management, all employees are proud to see the first French owned LNG carrier in our yard.

“The LNG experience and know-how in France is second to none with companies like GDF Suez, GTT, Europe Technologies/ERI, Cegelec, CryoStar, APERAM, AMRI all contributing to the French LNG expertise cluster. This adds an enormous value to the service we offer our international clients.”

GDF SUEZ LNG Senior Vice President Operations and Technical Shipping, Jacques Sainson, added: “GDF SUEZ is very happy to return to the Brest shipyard and is confident to obtain the best service under the Damen flag.”

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