First LNG Carrier to Oman Drydock

(Press Release)
Monday, November 21, 2011
One of the biggest and most modern ship repair yards in the Middle East, Oman Drydock Company (ODC), has recently received its first LNG carrier, the Muscat LNG, owned by Oman Shipping Corporation SAOC. As part of its middle term service, Muscat LNG underwent the service operation at ODC during 11 days and was delivered within the estimated 12 days. The service operation for Muscat LNG included the mechanical cleaning of the main boilers and the fire sides. She was pressure tested and the LNG Cargo pumps, the ballast pumps and the safety and mounting valves for the main boiler were overhauled. The cable hangers and cables were renewed on flying passage (at 5 locations) and new cable supports (20 sets) for the cable way were installed during passage and the core wires were modified in tube type fluorescent light. As part of the regular maintenance work, the hull was equally painted. After the successful repair at ODC, the ship loaded LNG at Qalhat Terminal and left for the Far East. Since its soft launch in April 2011, ODC has been moving prudently towards a gradual ramp-up of its operations. Starting with handling of relatively small vessels, ODC has since then handled a total of 32 ships of varying sizes, the largest being the Hermann Buss, a 1,608 TEU vessel owned by German Shipping Line. With currently six ships under repair and four on the waiting list, ODC is all set for its commercial launch in February 2012.
 
Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Chassis Pools for Port of Long Beach

Three companies that own the vast majority of chassis serving the San Pedro Bay ports are on track to activate a “gray chassis fleet” of truck-trailers on March 1,

Davie Building LNG-powered Ferries

Canadian shipbuilder Davie held a keel laying ceremony for MV Armand-Imbeau II, marking the beginning of the hull assembly for this first of two sisterships under

Lithuania Looks to U.S. for Gas

Lithuanian liquefied natural gas (LNG) importer Litgas has signed a preliminary agreement with a U.S. supplier, looking to lessen the Baltic nation's dependence on Russia.

Shipbuilding

MOL Expands Container Fleet

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced today that the company has signed a deal for construction of four 20,000 TEU containerships with Samsung Heavy Industries.

Delay in Relocating Guangzhou Shipyard

Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) has not commenced the relocation of its factory. According to the plan of Guangzhou city, the shipyard should have finished

Mitsubishi Bags Fourth LPG Carrier Order from Astomos

Tokyo-based Astomos Energy Corp has placed an order today with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) for a very large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier.     The 83,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1459 sec (7 req/sec)