Hamworthy has signed a contract with Taizhou Wuzhou Shipbuilding (one of its products shown here) for an LPG cargo handling system, its first in China.
The shipyard has already built gas carriers for domestic customers and for export, and this latest ship is an order for the Indonesian state-owned oil and gas company, Pertamina.
Where Hamworthy comes in is engineering the cargo handling system and the cargo tanks. All main equipment related to the cargo handling systems are included.
Maritime News reports Stein Thoresen, director of Hamworthy Gas Systems’ LPG business unit, said, "We are very satisfied by this successful breakthrough into the Chinese market for LPG cargo handling systems, and we believe that this is a good start to cooperation with Chinese shipyard to build more advanced gas carriers."
Hamworthy has also recently won contracts to supply cargo systems for six 30,000 dwt products carriers being built for delivery in 2010-2012 to Pertamina by Zhejiang Chenye Shipbuilding, newly established on the island of Daishan near Shanghai.
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