The Bonny Gas Transport Limited (BGT), a subsidiary of Nigeria Liquefied and Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) will take delivery of four out of the six Dual Fuel Diesel Electric (DFDE) vessels it placed an order for towards the end of 2015.
At the ship naming ceremony at Hyundai Heavy Industries Shipyard in Ulsan, Korea, the Vice President BGT and Managing Director of NLNG, Babs Omotowa noted specifically that the vessels , constructed by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), are expected in Nigeria between December 9 and the end of the year. The company explained that the remaining two of the carriers ordered from SHI, are to be delivered next year.
As part of the company’s local content vision, some Nigerian companies, for the first time, had participated in the construction of the vessels in Ulsan. These included KabelMetal, Berger Paints, Paints and Coating Manufacturing Nigeria and Metec West Africa.
Omotowa also said: “This August ceremony also prepares us for the future with plans for expansion of operation. NLNG is currently planning for an additional train that will increase its production capacity from 22 to 30 metric tonnes per annum. Our shipping capacity must also grow to meet the demands of this expansion”.