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Nigerian Trainees Complete 18 Month-Long Shipbuilding Training Program

Ulsan, South Korea – November 10 - Seventy one employees of Bonny Gas Transport (BGT) completed their 18 month-long industrial training program at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipbuilder. Seconded by the Nigerian shipping company to HHI for training, they also attended the naming ceremony of BGT’s two 177,000m3 LNG carriers respectively named LNG Bonny II and LNG Lagos II.

Out of 71, 58 trainees attended 2 month-long training courses in welding, outfitting, electricity and paintings, at HHI Technical Education Institute, while 7 took ship structure theory and CAD courses, and 6 were trained in quality and safety management courses. Among these trainees, 28 high performing trainees joined actual shipbuilding work of the two Nigeiran LNG carriers.

Mr. Obaro Odeji, one of the five trainees who attended the naming ceremony, said, “It came as a huge surprise when I was told the story of South Korea’s rise to the world’s major shipbuilding country from once an impoverished nation. I am grateful to HHI for giving us the opportunity to plant the seed of hope to become a global shipbuilding nation through the industrial training program.”


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Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) is the world's largest shipbuilding company, headquartered in Ulsan, South Korea. It has seven business divisions: Shipbuilding, Offshore & Engineering, Industrial Plant & Engineering, Engine & Machinery, Electro & Electric Systems, Construction Equipment, and Green Energy.

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