Senior managers from Gabadi and HRDD celebrate at SMM

Gabadi agrees Shanghai LNG ship repair partnership

Gabadi has signed an agreement with Chinese shipyard Huarun Dadong Dockyard (HRDD) to repair LNG carriers, marking the deal in a ceremony at the SMM maritime exhibition in Hamburg last week.

Shanghai-based HRDD was founded in 1994 and is now one of ten largest shipyards in China. The yard, which specialises in ship repairs, sees new opportunity in repairing LNG carriers and in retrofitting vessels to run on LNG-fuelled vessels, a market in which Gabadi is involved.

A Coruna-based Gabadi specialises in containment tanks and provides marine outfitting services. It has also worked to retrofit LNG-fuelled vessels. The Spanish company is seeking to expand its international presence and has reached similar agreements with partners in Canada and Qatar.

Gabadi has a long-standing technical assistance and licence agreement (TALA) signed with France-based containment tank manufacturer GTT to build new membrane-type LNG tanks and to repair LNG carriers that use this technology. It has carried out work on GTT membrane-containment systems in Europe, the Middle East, Singapore and Malaysia.

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