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Trinidad & Tobago Shipyard

A bright new dawn at La Brea

Outlook is promising for planned panamax repair yard in Trinidad

It came as good news when it finally came. Trinidad & Tobago’s Minister of Finance, Colm Imbert, announced to the House of Representatives and the Senate that the go-ahead was being given for a new US$ 500 million shipyard.

It will be located on an adjacent Green-field site of what was intended to be the Alutrint smelter at La Brea (see panel story). The smelter was never completed and construction work stopped in 2010.

The project to design, build and finance a new repair facility at La Brea had originally been proposed in 2010 by the Shipbuilding & Repair Development Company of Trinidad & Tobago Ltd (SRDC). So, after nearly five years of studies and intense lobbying, the local stakeholders of the project had reason to celebrate.

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