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First LNG carrier drydocks in Oman

Monday, 23 January 2012 | 16:30
The huge shiprepair complex of Oman Drydock Company (ODC) is due to be officially opened next month.
However, since it opened for business in April 2011, ODC has been gradually ramping up its operations. Starting with the handling of relatively small vessels, ODC has since handled a total of 32 ships of varying sizes.
For example, last November, ODC received its first LNGC, the ‘Muscat LNG,’ owned by Oman Shipping Corp.
As part of its mid-life service, the vessel underwent an 11-day docking period at ODC and was redelivered within the estimated 12 days.
The repairs 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.
In addition, the cable hangers and cables were renewed at five locations and new cable supports (20 sets) for the cable way were installed during the passage and the core wires were modified in tube type fluorescent light. As part of the regular maintenance work, the hull was recoated.
After the repair at ODC, the ship loaded LNG at the Qalhat Terminal and left for the Far East.
Source: Tanker Operator
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