CARIBBEAN MARITIME - Sept 2016
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Above: Residents of La Brea and environs, together with leading environmentalist have endorsed the construction of a World-Class Shipyard in their community. (Signing at the Aripero Village Community Centre).
LNG WORLD - July/August 2016
THE REPORT - August 4, 2016
CARIBBEAN MARITIME - May/Sept 2017
MARITIME REPORTER - August 2016
Since 2010, our Shipbuilding and Repair Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (SRDC) has lobbied and hosted nine (9) Project Consultations and Site Visits to our existing stakeholder shipyards for the benefit of community residents of La Brea and environs.
The various communities which comprise a number of small coastal villages have jointly come together and incorporated the La Brea General Council - (LGC) which has representatives from each of the various village councils and community groups on-board.
To date we have managed to successfully gain the endorsement of the LGC and many organizations (local and foreign) that support this viable initiative which will help to i) urgently diversify our economy; ii) earn valuable Foreign Exchange (FOREX) and iii) utilize local products and services in the project construction and in the operational phases.
Overall, our stakeholders will benefit from this undertaking, as the USD498 Million Shipyard Port project will comprise of Two Phases. The First Phase (USD300 Million) and the Second Phase (USD198 Million) with project financing already arranged by The China Export-Import Bank (China EximBank).
We have also managed to successfully negotiate with our EPC Contractor China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHEC) that there also be a high level of Local Content. The agreed Local Content amount is Forty Percent (40%) for the First Phase, which translates to TTD960,000,000 towards the Trinidad and Tobago local economy. Local project expenditure will include labour, purchase of goods and services, during construction.
Above: T&T Daily Express Newspaper article, published on the 3rd September, 2010.
Above: Completion of the Panama Canal Third Lock project on June 26, 2016 now allows 92% of the World LNG Carrier Fleet to transit.
Above: Shipyard Training of our Nationals has already commenced in existing maritime and related businesses, operated by our various (75+) stakeholders, both locally and abroad.
Above: EPC Contractor China Harbour has built 90% of the marine infrastructure, including shipyards in the People's Republic of China.
Above: The workforce from La Brea and environs has successfully built several large offshore steel structures, up to 5,670 Metric Tons.
Above: Left - Right: His Worship Abdon Mason, Mayor of the Borough of Point Fortin congratulates SRDC Chairman & CEO Wilfred de Gannes. Point Fortin is home of Atlantic, the world's sixth largest exporter of LNG.
Above: The bpTT Juniper Platform completed on January 6, 2017.
T&T BUSINESS GUARDIAN - May 2, 2012
INSIDE MARINE - June/July 2017
La Brea General Council Shipyard Project Endorsement.
Above: La Brea General Council with SRDC representatives at Sobo Community Centre.
SB MAGAZINE 01/2017
MARITIME REPORTER - January 2010
CONTACT Magazine - Jan 2016
chaguaramas, trinidad & tobago, west-indies.
T&T GUARDIAN - 8th May 2017
Above: A further 100 LNG carriers will be needed to transport cargoes from export projects under construction and due on stream by the end of 2020.
Above: SRDC Chairman & CEO congratulates Business Representative of China Harbour, as the EPC Contractor for the shipyard project.
CARIBBEAN MARITIME - Oct/Dec 2016
Above: Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago signs MoU on the "21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiative," with People's Republic of China on the 14th May, 2018.