The Galician company from Naron, Gabadi S.L., which is specialized in the naval outfitting and gas carrier sectors, has expanded its presence in the Asian market by entering into an alliance with Korean composites products manufacturer Hankuk Carbon. The agreement pertains to the small- to medium-scale LNG bunkering market.
Hankuk Carbon manufactures thermic insulation for the liquified natural gas sector (LNG) and electronic substrates for clients such as Samsung. It will work with Gabadi on the bunkering market, specifically on the carrier to carrier fuel supply of LNG, both at small and medium scale.
Gabadi is currently executing methane carrier repair at Keppel Shipyard in Singapore. It became the first non-shipyard company to be granted a licence by technology companies Gaztransport and Technigaz for the construction and repair of its membrane tanks for gas carriers.
Gabadi and Hankuk Carbon are confident that joining forces will enable their competitiveness for new contracts related to LNG bunkering in different geographical locations, such as USA, China and Europe.
“With this agreement, a new solution is offered, due to the combination of the LNG insulation manufacturing technology from Hankuk Carbon, with the membrane tanks installation technology from Gabadi”, stated Antonio Llago, CEO of the Galician company.