Operational Highlights

Nakilat demonstrated a strong commitment to ensure compliance to the highest standards of quality and customer centricity, delivering reliable and cost-effective services. The main operational focus throughout 2019 was to safely complete a large number of second special survey dry dockings.

Highlights from 2019 include:

18 Nakilat managed vessels were all safely and cost effectively dry docked, without compromising vessel availability to our charterers

Expanded its LNG fleet with four additional newbuild liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers which will be fitted with the latest technology systems, through the establishment of a new Joint Venture with Maran. The new vessels will be commercially and technically managed by Nakilat with a delivery time between 2020 and 2021.

Acquired the full ownership of four Q-Flex LNG carriers from its joint-venture partner, International Seaways, Inc. (“INSW”)

Strengthened its in-house capabilities by means of modernizing systems, enhancing human capital capacity, developing competencies, and acquiring technical know-how in preparation for the next phase of LNG fleet management transition, as well as technical management for the FSRU and four newbuild LNG vessels

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 2019 include:

N-KOM completed more than 960 repairs for a variety of vessels such as LNG, LPG, VLCC, tankers and small vessels

N-KOM celebrated the completion of the 200th LNG carrier repair

N-KOM completed more than 110 offshore repair, fabrication and industrial engineering projects, including delivery of Bul Hanine fabrication project for Qatar Petroleum and fabrication of North Field bravo (NFB) Additional Living Quarters Expansion for Qatargas

NDSQ delivered 2 Stan Tug 2309 to Hamad Port

NDSQ completed warranty of 2 Fast Diving Support Vessels (FDV)

NDSQ executed repairs on and tests to 9 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 2019 include:

NAC became the first local shipping agency to set-up a global hub operation from Qatar

NAC attended to more than 3,500 port calls in Qatar

NAC attended to more than 1,100 port calls and canal transits overseas during NAC’s first year offering global hub agency services

Over 200 vessels of various types have utilized VSU services at Ras Laffan, including Nakilat-owned, joint-venture and third-party vessels

NSW completed a new record number of tug jobs of 13,550 for Ras Laffan Port, an increase of 1.5% year on year (YoY) from 2018

NSW was newly ISO certified to the latest versions of ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), 14001 (Environmental Management) and 45001 (Occupational Health & Safety)


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