LNG shipping company Nakilat and its shipyard joint ventures, shipbuilder Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) and ship repairer Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM), are showcasing the world-class capabilities of Qatar’s premier shipyard at DIMDEX, the MENA region’s leading maritime defense exhibition.
Nakilat, NDSQ and N-KOM are promoting Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard and Qatar’s marine industry at DIMDEX, which runs from 25th to 27th March at Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC). Nakilat, NDSQ and N-KOM are the exclusive Diamond Sponsors of the event. Delegates from around the world are visiting Nakilat, NDSQ and N-KOM at DIMDEX stand H5-15. Nakilat and NDSQ are also exhibiting two vessels at Doha Commercial Port during the show — an 11m-long ultra-high-speed craft and a 98m-long frigate, both of which are customized for use by maritime security forces.
Eng. Abdullah Fadhalah Al Sulaiti, Managing Director of Nakilat and Chairman of NDSQ and N-KOM, said: “DIMDEX is an excellent opportunity for Nakilat, NDSQ and N-KOM to raise the profile of their shipbuilding and ship repair capabilities, with emphasis on the high level of service we are able to offer. The exhibition is also the ideal setting for fruitful business meetings. Our participation in DIMDEX reinforces our companies’ commitment to the continued growth of Qatar’s premier shipyard in support of a diversified and sustainable future for our beloved nation, as outlined in the Qatar National Vision 2030.”
Nakilat is a Qatari marine transport company providing the essential transportation link in the State of Qatar’s LNG supply chain. Its LNG shipping fleet is the largest in the world, comprising 58 LNG vessels. Nakilat also manages and operates four large LPG carriers. Via two strategic joint ventures, N-KOM and NDSQ, Nakilat operates the ship repair and construction facilities at Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard.
N-KOM is a joint venture established in 2007 between Nakilat and leading offshore rig constructor and ship repairer Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M). N-KOM provides a comprehensive range of repair, conversion, maintenance and construction services for marine vessels, offshore and onshore structures, at its world-class facility located within Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard at the Port of Ras Laffan, Qatar.
NDSQ is a joint venture between Nakilat and Dutch shipbuilder Damen and is based at Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in the Port of Ras Laffan, Qatar. NDSQ began operations in 2010 and builds ships in steel, aluminum and fiber reinforced plastic (FRP), up to 170m in length.