Nakilat, on behalf of Nakilat–Damen Shipyards Qatar (N-DSQ) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Qatar Petroleum for the provision of 19 vessels including harbor tugs, pilot and service boats at the port of Mesaieed.
On October 15 2009, Qatar Petroleum’s Directorate, Mesaieed Industrial City, issued a tender for the provision of harbor tugs, pilot and service boats at Mesaieed Port. Subject to the outcome of the tender, the successful bidder will be obliged to build all the vessels required for the contract at the N-DSQ facilities at the Port of Ras Laffan.
Mesaieed Industrial City’s Acting Director Mr. Maliq Omer Ismail Al-Dafea said, “This MoU with Nakilat-Damen Shipyards Qatar will provide the Port of Mesaieed with essential high quality vessels, with the further benefit of realizing H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s vision to build these vessels in Qatar at its new marine industrial area.”
Nakilat’s Managing Director, Muhammad Ghannam said, “The MoU with Qatar Petroleum for the construction of harbor tugs, pilot and service boats and other equipment is an historic milestone for N-DSQ. It is a large contract that will supply a variety of vessels of different types and sizes at the new purpose-built shipyard that is ideally suited to this type of construction. This contract is also consistent with the implementation of H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani’s vision to expand and develop Qatar’s industrial base by creating a new marine industries and services sector.”