Nakilat-Keppel wins Ship Repair award

November 28, 2012 - 12:02:14 am

N-KOM CEO Abu Bakar Mohammed Nor receiving the award from Executive Vice-President of ClassNK Toshitomo Matsui (left) at the Seatrade Awards ceremony.

Doha: Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) has bagged the Ship Repair/Shipyard award at the Seatrade Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Awards 2012 ceremony held at Atlantis The Palm in Dubai recently. 

The honour comes a month after the shipyard was named ‘Shipyard of the Year’ at the Lloyd’s List Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Awards 2012 and three days after celebrating its second year anniversary. The company was recently certified by the American Petroleum Institute for API-Q1 (8th ed), API-2B, API-4F, ISO/TS 29001 and ISO 9001, all of which serve to enhance the shipyards’ suite of services to the oil and gas industry. Dedicated to providing world-class services, N-KOM has already been certified by Det Norkse Veritas (DNV) for Quality (ISO 9001), Occupational Health & Safety (OHSAS 18001) and Environmental Management (ISO 14001). The ISPS-certified facility has also been accredited by ASME (U, U2, PP and S stamps) and received the National Board ‘R’ Stamp.

Abu Bakar Mohammed Nor, CEO of N-KOM said: “We are very honoured and encouraged that our efforts in ensuring our customers receive premium and comprehensive shipyard services have been recognised by the regional maritime industry. These awards not only mark a milestone in the company’s history but also reaffirm our growing presence in the Middle East. We would not have been able to build up our capabilities so rapidly if not for the immense support we have received from the government, Qatar Petroleum and the Port of Ras Laffan as well as our business partners, our valued customers, staff, contractors and vendors.”

Muhammad Ghannam, Chairman of N-KOM and Managing Director of Nakilat, added: “On behalf of N-KOM and the Nakilat family of companies I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Minister for Energy and Industry H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada for his support, without which this great achievement would not have been possible. I would also like to express our deepest gratitude to Qatar Petroleum and the management, port staff and employees of Ras Laffan Industrial City for their full and continued support.

“This award is a proud achievement for N-KOM. I also extend our sincerest thanks to the shareholders of Nakilat and to the employees of Nakilat and its joint ventures and I thank our partner Keppel for their invaluable support of N-KOM’s achievements.”

The Peninsula