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RMK Marine Targeting the “Next

Wave of Tanker Demand” in 2021-22

RMK Marine Shipyard is located in globally.” “When we analyze the market data about the global the Tuzla/Istanbul, Turkey, since 1997 “In the chemical/oil products tanker as part of the Koc Group of Companies segment, RMK Marine is one of the most ? eet and their ages, we see that the big wave of de- ( which is capable and skilled yards regarding to mand will most probably occur again in 2021-2022 in

Turkey’s biggest conglomerate. It spe- the design and building of the high spec cializes in shipbuilding as well as super/ cargo tanks of marine line coated and the scale of average 7K dwt tankers.” mega yacht re? t, conversion and new stainless steel,” said Türkes. “One of the

Gürkan Türkes, Director, building projects. last examples of RMK Marine portfolio

On the shipbuilding side, specialty, is the high spec NB 114 Chemical and

Business Development and Project Management Affairs high-temperature product tankers, such Oil Products Tanker which will be de- as asphalt and bitumen, as well as chem- livered just before the end of 2019. She ical and oil products tankers have been has 16 Marine Line coated cargo tanks, a a staple of RMK Marine. Since 1997, kan Türkes, Director, Business Develop- Recent Success two-stroke ME equipped with SCR and

RMK Marine has involved in many ment and Project Management Affairs. During the last ? ve years, RMK Ma- hybrid Scrubber equipment to comply turnkey tanker building projects starting This is signi? cant as the delivery of rine has achieved “remarkable success” with the IMO Tier III NOX criteria and by signing contracts for seven tanker IMO 2020 SOX cap respectively. Other from the design and procurement phases ? ve vessels in this time period is a re- through the delivery with a reference cord for RMK Marine. While the yard building projects. “Five of them have relevant equipment, such as diesel gen- list of 23 tankers. Most of them have has enjoyed this record run, it eyes the already been delivered while we have erator sets and thermal oil boiler are also been continuing the building activities considered to be integrated to the emis- been con? gured with different types of future with caution. “Generally speak- equipment and cargo area based on the ing, the global market conditions for the of two other vessels in accordance with sion control systems.” speci? c requirements of each project. short and midterm are still cloudy,” said the contractual building schedules,” said

The company signed a contract in mid-

In addition to tankers, the shipyard has Türkes. “When we analyze the market Türkes. “Three of them are asphalt/ bitu- 2018 with a local client for building of had good success in the workboat sector, data about the global ? eet and their ages, men tankers while other four are chemi- two 70-ton BP Harbor tugs which are including tug boats, pilot boats, service we see that the big wave of demand will cal/oil products tankers. “It is also worth going to be delivered in the ? rst and sec- boats and mooring boats. most probably occur again in 2021-2022 mentioning that RMK MARINE had ond quarter of 2020.

“In the last 12 months, we delivered in the scale of average 7K dwt tankers built two asphalt/bitumen tankers, each

A particular point of pride for the ship- with 19,900 dwt deadweight and which yard was the delivery in May 2019 of T. two tankers. In addition to that, it is as it happened between 2004 -2006 ac- planned to deliver two tankers and one cording to the cyclic characteristic of the are considered as one of the biggest and Adalyn, a 15,000 dwt Asphalt/Bitumen market.” tugboat by the end of 2019,” said Gür- most advanced tankers in their segment and Oil Products tanker. “The special 42 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • AUGUST 2019

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