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MarineLine Turkey Coats 184,000 m2 in 7 months


MarineLine Coating Turkey’s General Manager Captain Koray Karagoz has announced that his company will be coating the cargo tanks of the largest chemical tanker that is currently being built in Turkey.

In an exclusive statement he gave to MarineDeal News, Karzgoz said that MarineLine was chosen to coat the 26,000 dwt tanker under construction at the Tuker Shipyard for Altinbas Holding. Providing details on their current projects, Karagoz said MarineLine had also been chosen to coat Altinbas Holding’s 21,000 dwt NB 06 tanker, the second largest chemical tanker built in the country, with MarineLine. Its NB 10 sister ship will also be coated by MarineLine in the fall. Therefore, the three largest tankers that are built in Turkey will have been coated by us.”

Further elaborating on the company’s projects, Karagoz said, “We have also signed an agreement with the Icdas Shipyard to coat the cargo tankers of their 20,000 dwt NB 14 ship. As you can see, despite the crisis in the shipbuilding industry, as of August we have completed 18 projects and coated 184,000 m2 of cargo tanks. We are currently running six projects and hope to complete 35 others having coated a total of 380,000 m2 by end of this year.”

Commenting on their overseas operations, the general manager stated that they currently have five technical inspectors on projects in Korea and Malaysia.