Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) signed a technical agreement with French engineering company Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) yesterday at the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard.
The agreement will allow N-KOM to enhance its range of services and provide membrane tank servicing for liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers repaired in the shipyard.
N-KOM, a joint- venture between Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat) and Keppel Offshore & Marine, has been designed with optimal flexibility to undertake the entire spectrum of repair works, conversion and construction for a wide range of marine and offshore vessels. With its strategic location at the doorstep of LNG terminals in Ras Laffan Industrial City, N-KOM has completed over 20 repairs for LNG carriers alone since starting operations.
“The agreement signed today with our valued partner, GTT, is part of our continuous effort to provide value-added services to our customers, enabling us to be a one-stop solution provider for the marine, offshore and onshore industries,” said Mr Abu Bakar Mohd Nor, CEO of N-KOM.
GTT is the world’s leading company in LNG containment system technology, with its technologies equipping almost 70% of the fleet. In particular all Q-Max and Q-Flex vessels are equipped with GTT containment systems, either Mark III or NO 96.
Philippe Berterottière, GTT’s CEO said, “This agreement fits perfectly with the GTT strategy of setting up partnerships of excellence with ship-owners and major repair yards in order to promote the safe and successful operation of LNG tonnage worldwide.”
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