Danish companies within the marine industry are to join the international VIETSHIP 2006 exhibition February 21-24 in Hanoi.
The participation of Danish marine companies was facilitated by the Danish Marine Group of the Danish Export Association in cooperation with the Danish Embassy in Hanoi.
“We hope to become strongly involved in the rapídly growing shipbuilding industry in Vietnam. We are very much aware that Vietnam aims to become one of the major shipbuilding nations on a global scale”, says export consultant Kurt Feldtfos of the Danish Marine Group.
Delegates from the exhibitors were scheduled to visit Halong Shipyard, which is one of the most succesful VINASHIN shipyards in Northern Vietnam.
The Danish participants in VIETSHIP 2006 are: ACTA, APV Products,
Atlas Incinerators, Blücher, Callenberg, Clorius Controls, Damcos, Desmi, Ellehammer, Nordhavn, Iron Pump, Kinon Marine/Saint Gobain, Logstor Marine, MAN B&W Diesel, Ole Steen Knudsen, Selco, Semco Maritime, Sika Danmark, York Marine, York Novenco Hi-Pres Marine & Offshore and Aalborg Industries.
Number of Contracts
Amid the growing marine business in Vietnam, a number of business contracts have been signed already.
Aalborg Industries who have previously participated in VIETSHIP are currently completing a new plant in Haiphong to produce marine boilers. The joint venture project with VINASHIN is due to begin production in May 2006.
MAN B&W has supplied several engines to the Vietnamese shipyards and are currently preparing for license production in Vietnam.
Most recently, Lyngsø Marine has won a contract supplying advanced electronic systems.
Several Danish ship owners are also watching developments closely. In November last year Fabricius – BR Marine ordered the first Scandinavian ship to be built in Vietnam, and more orders are expected to follow.