GTT Inks Agreement with Oman Drydock
GTT, world leader in the design of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), and Oman Drydock Company (ODC), one of the most advanced dry-dock yards, have signed a Technical Service Agreement (TSA).
The GTT technical service agreement ensures that ships equipped with its sophisticated membrane technology may continue to operate at optimum efficiency. On-going operational performance and a close follow up of the storage unit are central to any LNG installation and this follow-up continues throughout the vessel’s life cycle, from the design and construction phase up to operations and maintenance phase.
GTT will provide ODC with a wide range of resources based on its extensive and specialized expertise in the field of LNG transport.
“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.” said Philippe Berterottière, chairman and CEO of GTT.
Under the TSA agreement, ODC will acquire the necessary competencies and skills for offering its services for the maintenance 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.
Mr. Berterottière added, “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”.
This agreement adds ODC to the list of 16th dry-dock shipyards approved by GTT.
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