Mexican Shipbuilder Hosts Progress Tour
Mexico’s Talleres Navales del Golfo (TNG) shipyard hosted a special tour of its facilities on April 23. The shipyard offers integral fabrication and ship repair services in the Gulf of Mexico and is based in the Port of Veracruz close to offshore oil and gas facilities and busy trade lanes.
TNG is member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group, a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa. HPH is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator with interest in 26 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas.
The tour was conducted for Jose Antonio Sardina, TNG’s general manager, Jorge Lecona, division head of LACD at HPH, and Agustín Arroyo, commercial director of HPH. They acknowledged works in progress on piers and dry docks, as well as the advance scrapping of the “Nuevo PEMEX I” vessel and witnessed the treatment and cutting process of the steel plates for the shipbuilding of the tug vessels that will renew PEMEX’s minor fleet.
The strategic visit of the directors from the LACD division of Hutchison Port Holdings highlights the growth of the shipyard since the change of administration over three years ago.
After 21 years of inactivity, April 2014 saw the Mexican shipbuilding industry revived by TNG with the kick off of steel plate cutting for a PEMEX tug.
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