Keppel secures contract for Qatargas LNG carriers

Thursday, February 23, 2006
Keppel Shipyard Limited (Keppel Shipyard) has entered an Alliance Service Agreement for the drydocking of a fleet of Moss Rosenburg (MOSS) type of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carriers chartered by Qatar Liquefied Gas Company Ltd (Qatargas).

The five-year agreement was signed with MO LNG Transport Co., Ltd (MOL), Nippon Yusen Kaisha Ltd (NYK) and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd (K-Line).

The vessels under the fleet agreement are Al Zubarah, Al Khor, Al Rayyan, Al Wajbah, Broog, Zekreet, Al Wakrah, Doha, Al Bidda, and Al Jasra. Keppel Shipyard has been servicing this fleet of LNG carriers from Qatargas since 1999.

The scope of work involves drydocking for survey, maintenance and repair.

The first two vessels scheduled to call at Keppel Shipyard under this agreement are Al Wakrah (72,453 dwt) and Zekreet (72,316dwt) in early May this year. It is the third dry- docking in Keppel Shipyard for both vessels.

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