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Temile Dev., Hyundai Partner To Build New LPG Vessel In Nigeria

Temile Development Company has sealed a contract signing agreement with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) for the construction of a new 23,000 cubic meters Liquefied Petroleum Gas Carrier Vessel.  This was followed by  a separate signing agreement with NSML an integrated maritime services subsidiary of Nigeria LNG Limited for the construction supervision of the vessel. The dual signing contracts were disclosed by the Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board Executive Secretary Engr. Simbi Wabote in his video message.

The LPG carrier vessel is the second that is being constructed by the Temile Development Company and is a sequel to the first vessel which was constructed in 2018 and is currently chartered to Nigeria LNG Limited for domestic LPG supply.

In a video message he delivered to the agreement signing ceremony held at the sidelines of the 2022 World Gas Conference in Daegu, South Korea, the Executive Secretary of NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote saluted Temile Development Company for its bullish initiative in investing in an area that is regarded as off-limits for local players.

The new 23,000 cubic LPG/NH3/VCM Carrier to be constructed is a high-end specification vessel that has been designed by NSML in accordance with bespoke requirements using HMD’s highly efficient eco-design. The new LPG carrier is expected for delivery on 26th July 2023 at HMD in Ulsan, Korea.

 “this project clearly supports our LPG penetration initiative in Nigeria and will further close the gap in LPG penetration in Nigeria and will bring invaluable local content opportunities in technology and innovation, human capital development and research and development,” He stated

Speaking further, the Executive Secretary commended Hyundai for the work it was doing at the Brass Shipyard and other investment projects in Nigeria that will support the repair of vessels. He also applauded NLNG for the strategic initiative of deploying 100 percent LPG to the local market to close the gap in respect of LPG penetration in-country, adding the company has helped in reducing cost as well as creating a cleaner source of energy for our people.

 “We are delighted to execute the construction of our new LPG carrier with HMD, bringing onboard NSML to supervise the construction, as an indigenous company this demonstrates our commitment and support to the Nigeria Local Content Act and as well establishes our confidence in local capacity to deliver international acceptable standards.

He mentioned that “having taken delivery of our first LPG carrier vessel which is currently chartered to Nigeria LNG Limited for domestic LPG supply, we look forward to taking delivery of this new carrier in July 2023 to make an addition to the global gas supply industry,” Temile’s Chief Executive, Mr. Alfred Temile said.

 “working with HMD again makes us feel in very safe hands as we are confident that this eco-design / cleaner fuel vessel shall be constructed in line with International best practices and industrial regulations thereby creating a space for the vessel in the international gas supply value chain,” He added.

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