Nakilat Acquires Four Q-Flex LNG Carriers
Nakilat has acquired the full ownership of four Q-Flex liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers from its joint-venture partner International Seaways, following execution of a sale and purchase agreement for the acquisition of the remaining 49.9% ownership interest in these vessels from INSW. This brings the total number of vessels wholly-owned by Nakilat from 25 to 29 LNG vessels, out of its overall fleet of 74 LNG and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) vessels.With a cargo carrying capacity of 217…
Nakilat - Keppel Completes First FSRU Project
Qatar-based Shipyard, Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) has recently received its first floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) project at the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard.The FSRU owned by Excelerate Energy (USA) will undergo drydocking, maintenance and upgrades at the facility, which is renowned for its expertise in handling gas carriers.During its drydocking, the FSRU will undergo several modifications and retrofitting of new systems, including the installation of a ballast water treatment system (BWTS).
Nakilat, McDermott Form Fabrication JV
Qatar's Nakilat and McDermott are establishing a 60:40 joint-venture (JV) company that provides offshore and onshore fabrication services in Qatar."The strategic partnership aims at increasing productivity levels at Nakilat’s world-class Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard and developing local construction capabilities to support the increasing demand for the construction of offshore and onshore structures in Qatar," said the Qatari marine company providing the essential transportation…
N-KOM Building Offshore Living Quarters in Qatar
Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) held a steel cutting ceremony for a new offshore accommodation platform under construction at the Erhama bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Qatar.Chief Executive Officer of Nakilat, Eng. Abdullah Al Sulaiti, said, “This ceremony marks a milestone not only for N-KOM but also for Qatar, as this is the first such offshore fabrication to be wholly-constructed locally.”The project scope was awarded to N-KOM by Rosetti Marino, a Italian company providing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to the energy industry worldwide.
Yacht Building: NDSQ Delivers Superyacht Newbuilds
Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) delivered its first two newbuilds of fast luxury superyachts. The two 71-meter highly-complex fast diving vessels (FDV), are the first superyacht-quality newbuilds constructed entirely at Qatar’s world-class Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard, adapted from the Damen ‘Sea-Axe’ fast yacht support vessel.“NDSQ has been making strides in Qatar’s shipbuilding arena since its operations started in 2011, with successful deliveries of a variety of newbuild vessels to support operations at local ports and terminals,” said Nakilat CEO Eng.
First Superyacht Quality Newbuilds from Qatar
Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) delivered its first two Superyacht newbuilds, a pair of 71-m fast diving vessels (FDV), the first superyacht-quality newbuilds constructed entirely at Qatar’s Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard. Adapted from the Damen ‘Sea-Axe’ fast yacht support vessel, these customized FDVs are designed and built to ensure ease of maintenance and enhanced safety features. Nakilat Chief Executive Officer Eng. Abdullah Al Sulaiti said, “NDSQ has been making strides in Qatar’s shipbuilding arena since its operations started in 2011…
Nakilat, Maran Ventures JV adds two vessels
Nakilat has expanded its joint venture partnership with Greek shipping company Maran Ventures Inc., to include two additional LNG vessels. Maran Nakilat Co. Ltd. was first established in 2005 with four jointly-owned LNG vessels, and was further expanded on several occasions. This new agreement increases the number of vessels jointly-owned by Nakilat and Maran Gas from 13 to 15 vessels. The two newly added vessels, Woodside Rogers and Woodside Goode, are equipped with modern technology and built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co (DSME).
Nakilat, Höegh LNG Ink MoU on FSRU project
Nakilat signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Höegh LNG, exploring collaboration for Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) business as part of its diversification strategy for opportunities and solutions to delivering LNG to the global markets, with FSRU being a leading-edge technology for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market. Essentially a floating LNG import terminal, this technology has become a strategic solution for countries without LNG receiving terminal infrastructure, enabling better accessibility of clean energy.
Five Vessels Delivered for Qatar’s New Port Project
Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) has delivered five vessels as part of an 11-vessel order for New Port Project (NPP). Built entirely at the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Ras Laffan Industrial City, the vessels were launched and delivered to NPP after successful completion of their sea trials. Measuring 15.4 meters long with a beam of 5 meters and a speed of 25 knots, the two Damen Stan Pilot 1505 pilot boats Um Alhoul 1 and Um Alhoul 2 will be used to carry out pilot duties and the transportation of personnel.
N-KOM, Angelicoussis Extend Cooperation
Nakilat - Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM), the joint-venture shipyard between Qatar’s Nakilat and Keppel Offshore & Marine, has signed a landmark agreement with the Angelicoussis Group of Companies to be the preferred shipyard for ship repairs in the Middle East. The agreement applies to all vessels operating under the Group’s three ship management companies. N-KOM is located at Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard, in Ras Laffan, State of Qatar. Maran Gas Maritime’s LNG carrier was the first vessel to be drydocked at the shipyard when it commenced operations five years ago and since then…
World’s First MAN B&W ME-GI Enters Service
Nakilat, in association with Qatari LNG producers Qatargas and RasGas Company Limited and engine manufacturer MAN Diesel & Turbo, recently celebrated the success of the ME-GI project involving the retrofit of chartered Q-Max vessel, Rasheeda, with a gas-burning M-Type Electronically Controlled – Gas Injection (ME-GI) System, which has now been successfully commissioned. The Qatari-owned Q-Max vessel is the world’s first low-speed marine diesel engine to be converted to use LNG as a fuel. The retrofit modification meets the current known and future stated global emissions regulations. Nakilat’s Rasheeda built in 2010 is a 266,000 m3 LNG carrier with two MAN B&W S70ME-C HFO-burning engines, which have been converted to the dual-fuel ME-GI concept.
Nakilat H1 Profit Up 10 pct
Qatar Gas Transport Co (Nakilat), one of the world's largest shippers of liquefied natural gas, has registered a half yearly net profit of $135 million (QR490.2mn), up 10% on the same period last year. The healthy financial results reflect “Nakilat’s strategic development, the success of its joint ventures, and the company’s resilience in the challenging economic climate”, the company announced. The Board of Directors, whose chairman is the Minister of Energy and Industry Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada…
N-KOM Records Safety Milestone
Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) informs it has achieved its first safety milestone on its liftboat new building project, with the successful completion of one million safe man-hours without any lost-time-incidents (LTIs). The self-propelled and elevating lift boat is being constructed for N-KOM’s long-time client Gulf Drilling International (GDI), under a contract awarded to the shipyard last year. Commenting on the occasion was Nakilat’s managing director Abdullah Al Sulaiti…
ABS Elects New Council and Committee Members
At the 151st Annual Meeting of the Members of ABS, and the subsequent meeting of the ABS Council, industry leaders were elected to serve on a number of bodies that contribute to the operation of the classification society as it fulfills its mission of promoting the security of life and property and preserving the natural environment. "ABS' strength as a global classification society is drawn from its membership and the many regional, national and technical committees that contribute to the process of developing practical, impartial and authoritative standards," said ABS Chairman Robert D. Somerville. • Robert G. • James G. • Maria F. • Chow Yew Yuen, Keppel Offshore & Marine USA Inc. • Dr. Jen-Hwa Chen, Chevron Shipping Co. • Dr.