Operational Highlights

2018 was a year of significant growth and development for the Nakilat fleet. Not only did we embark on a fleet expansion to maintain our market dominance in the transportation of LNG, but also acquired our first floating, storage, regasification unit (FSRU) in an effort to expand our global outreach.

Highlights from 2018 include:

Expanded joint venture partnership with Maran Ventures Inc. to include two additional LNG carriers

Acquired a 55% stake in our first FSRU with Excelerate Energy USA

Commenced the second special survey dry dockings for all our LNG vessels

Enhancing internal capabilities in preparation for next phase of LNG vessel transitions to in-house management in 2020

Strengthening workforce competencies to prepare for FSRU ship management in the future

Nakilat’s world-class Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard is jointly operated by Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) and Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ). N-KOM provides ship repair and conversion as well as maintenance and repair of marine and offshore vessels, while NDSQ offers ship building and refits for yachts and naval vessels.

Highlights from 2018 include:

N-KOM completed 28 offshore repair projects

N-KOM successfully delivered 126 repair projects for various types of marine vessels

N-KOM was the first shipyard in the region and one of the first worldwide to retrofit a tanker vessel with a scrubber system

NDSQ delivered two superyachts (fast diving support vessels)

NDSQ completed two yacht refits, bringing the total number of yacht refits at the yard to 26

NDSQ delivered repairs and modifications for 8 vessels

Nakilat continues to support the growth of Qatar’s maritime industry through its provision of comprehensive towage, shipping agency and logistics services via Nakilat SvitzerWijsmuller (NSW), Nakilat Agency Company (NAC) and our Vessel Support Unit (VSU).

Highlights from 2018 include:

NAC successfully attended to 3,650 vessels at ports and terminals across Qatar, maintaining a major market share for vessels requiring shipping agency services in the Ports of Ras Laffan and Mesaieed

VSU saw a 50% increase in volume of services rendered in 2018 compared to 2017

NSW achieved an all-time activity record of 13,349 tug jobs performed in 2018, a 5.3% increase from 2017


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