Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and Busan, etc., held 'Global Offshore Business Plaza 2012' on November 14 at BEXCO, with an aim to enhance competitiveness of Korean offshore-plant equipment industry and increase opportunities of overseas expansion.
30 major offshore plant equipment makers and related players, including NPCC, Hertel Offshore VostokRaffles, etc., from 10 countries had business talks with 80-some domestic buyers for technical cooperation and purchase of equipment, component and facility.
Particularly, National Petroleum construction Company and the other five companies contracted for UAE UZ750 project participated the plaza and talked business regarding sourcing equipment and component, etc.
Russian state-owned consolidated shipyard and vendors plan to find technical cooperation for Kara Sea offshore oil development platform project as well as equipment outsourcing companies.
An official from KOTRA said "Offshore plant industry will be a breakthrough for stagnant Korean shipbuilding industries with expansion of global offshore field development" and added "We will proceed technical tie-up businesses for domestic equipment makers with overseas major facility fabricators and boost domestic industries."
Published : November 15, 2012
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