• Özata Shipyard hosted Belgium students

Özata Shipyard hosted Belgium students ...

Özata Shipyard hosted Belgium students

Özata Shipyard hosted Belgium students 
Students from Université Catholique De Louvain of Belgium visited ÖZATA Shipyard as part of the organization made by Turkish Association of Ship Industrialists, and received information about shipbuilding.
Upon attempts and requests of Consulate of Belgium in Istanbul, Turkish Association of Ship Industrialists organized a trip for a group from Université Catholique De Louvain of Belgium, consisting of 18 Shipbuilding and Civil Engineering students, 1 Professor (Leader of the group, Professor Pierre Latteur) and 2 assistants to ÖZATA Shipyard and found opportunity to closely examine the infusion applications in Shipbuilding.
The group was met at the airport by İrfan Özcan, Deputy Secretary General of Turkish Association of Ship Industrialists. After a short city tour, the group led by Professor Pierre Latteur arrived at ÖZATA Shipyard at around 15:30. Following a security briefing, the students accompanied by the engineers of the shipyard had the opportunity to observe and getting information about the structure and use of carbon composite material, formation of wooden molds and adjoining them. They took photographs with Özdemir Ataseven, Chairman of ÖZATA Shipyard. Professor Pierre Latteur thanked Özdemir Ataseven in Turkish and said their success went beyond the borders of Turkey and that they wanted to welcome them in their university. He added that Özdemir Ataseven was a perfect role model for young engineers and entrepreneurs. Prof. Pierre Latteur attracted attention with his Turkish with French accent and they had moments of pleasure, altogether. After having coffee and tea in ÖZATA Canteen, the guest group ended the tour after going around the steel application area within the framework of İstanbul Project.
Footsteps of Yalova Ship Specialized Organized Industrial Zone (GİOSB)!
The visit realized by Université Catholique De Louvain to Yalova has a separate meaning for the future of Yalova. Establishment of Yalova Ship Specialized Organized Industrial Zone was disrupted for various reasons. This visit to this place, organized by its founder, Turkish Association of Ship Industrialists has vital importance in terms of making the city an attraction point and formation of a sustainable development in harmony of the technical capability and the work power in cooperation with university and industry. Association of Ship Industrialists has been playing a leading role since 2009 in helping Turkish industrialist establish new business fields and environments  and in developing Turkish Maritime by signing a mutual work convention with KAOPE (Korean Offshore) (Korea Association of Offshore Plant Enterprises) in 2012 in order to create common employment and to be in the development of Asia  besides  being a member of Sea Europe where the industrial groups such as VDMA, NORSK Industry and powerful Ship Industry companies such as Fincantieri are also members and which combines all maritime elements under its roof since 2009. Within this context, after Yalova GİOSB OIZ is completed, Yalova will become a center for development and growth more easily and faster.