Swedish Minister of Infrastructure Pays Visit to Damen Shiprepair Gotaverken
On Monday, 7 May 2012, Minister Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd visited the Damen Shiprepair Gotaverken, situated on the Gothia River in Gothenburg, Sweden. She and her party were given a tour of the shipyard by Managing Director Jos Goris. The visit was part of a day-long programme initiated by the maritime cluster in Sweden.
The Bit Oktania, a tanker owned by Tarbit Shipping, will be in dry dock for the next two weeks. Torkel Hermansson, Managing Director of Tarbit Shipping, was on hand to lend his support at Damen Shiprepair Götaverken’s invitation. Tarbit’s tankers sail under the Dutch flag, and the company has offices in both Sweden and the Netherlands.
Damen Shiprepair Götaverken is installing aNOx reduction system for Tarbit that will meet future IMO Tier III requirements. These requirements are intended to limit the emission of exhaust fumes and to make ships’ engines more energy efficient. The visit provided an excellent opportunity to inform the Minister about the role shipyards will be playing in future environmental investments that will impact shipping companies. The visit was organised by Sjöfarts Forum, the umbrella organisation of the Swedish maritime cluster. The visit was designed to draw the Minister’s attention to the interests of all Swedish maritime companies.performing well and growing, thereby creating jobs.Damen Shiprepair Götaverken itself is currently hiring.
One significant message communicated to the Minister was the fact that not just ship owners and shipping companies, but also companies in other maritime sectors – such as ship construction and repair – are performing well and growing, thereby creating jobs. Damen Shiprepair Götaverken itself is currently hiring.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, May 11, 2012; Image: damen