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Wilhelmsen Ships Service wins SCI Forbes Contract

Aug. 20, 2009 - The world's leading maritime service network Wilhelmsen Ships Service has signed an agreement with Indian shipping company SCI Forbes Ltd to supply their range of Unitor products to four newbuild chemical tankers.

The tankers will be completed at Sekwang Heavy Industries, Ulsan, Korea by the end of 2009. The first vessel has already been commissioned and products and services already procured from Wilhelmsen Ships Service include Initial Supply Chemicals, welding consumables, testing kit, high pressure cleaning machine and oxy/acete gases. Wilhelmsen Ships Service also carried out the N2 installation in collaboration with their sister company Wilhelmsen Ships Equipment, Korea.

The Unitor product range includes welding and surface applications, marine chemicals, gases and refrigerants, firefighting, safety and lifesaving and all associated services and support.

The business was secured by Wilhelsmen Ship Service's Indian account sales team. Moloy Das, who led the negotiations commented "This is a good achievement for Wilhelmsen Ships Service. The contract is for the supply of our Unitor product line for a minimum of two years" The same order will be repeated for the next three vessels.

SCI (Shipping Corporation of India) is India's largest company with a diverse fleet of more than 80 vessels. A 50-50 joint venture with Forbes has produced SCI Forbes Ltd. 

Further information from:
Moloy Das, Sales Manager, Indian Sub-continent,Wilhelmsen Ships Service
Telephone +91 22 4341 5540 (office),

Nakul Malhotra, General Manager, Wilhelmsen Ships Service India,
Telephone +91 22 4341 5501 (office), +91 98 92300450 (mobile),


Please see Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) company electronic office

For further information, contact:
Ole Jakob Ytterdal
Head of Communications
Wilhelmsen Ships Service
Tel: +47 67 58 40 00
Mobile: +47 97 08 83 62

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is part of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services, a Wilh. Wilhelmsen group company. It has the world’s largest maritime services network, with 4,500 marine professionals servicing 2,200 ports in 125 countries.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service supplies safety products and services, Unitor products, Unicool refrigerants, Unitor and Nalfleet marine chemicals, maritime logistics and ships agency to the maritime industry. Last year the company made product deliveries to 25,000 vessels and handled 70, 000 port calls.

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