Nakilat, two shipyard joint ventures to attend DIMDEX

February 27, 2014 - 4:45:37 am
DOHA: Nakilat and its two shipyard joint ventures have announced to take part in the upcoming DIMDEX 2014 exhibition. 

They are gearing up to showcase two security vessels, both equipped with the facility to serve the needs of navies, coastguards, police, customs and other security services. 

Nakilat’s two joint ventures, shipbuilder Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) and ship repairer Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM), will extend their strong support for the fourth edition of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX 2014), which is the leading defence exhibition in the Meddle East and North Africa region.

The two vessels on display at the port will be an 11-metre-long ultra-high-speed craft to cover the needs of navies, coastguards, police, customs and other security services and a 98-metre-long frigate for the purpose of supporting military naval authorities and their counterparts.

Nakilat, NDSQ and N-KOM will also be showcasing their naval and coastguard ship construction and repair capabilities at DIMDEX 2014, which will be held from March 25-27 at Qatar National Convention Centre, with shipbuilder NDSQ the event’s exclusive Diamond Sponsor.

Visitors to DIMDEX will be able to meet representatives from Nakilat, NDSQ and N-KOM at stand H5-15 throughout the exhibition. In addition, delegates will be able to visit two vessels that will be moored at Doha Commercial Port during the event.

Abdullah Fadhalah Al Sulaiti, Managing Director of Nakilat and Chairman of NDSQ and N-KOM, said: “Nakilat, and our strategic partners NDSQ and N-KOM are extremely proud to support DIMDEX 2014, an event of critical importance both for Qatar and for the entire MENA region. 

By showcasing the state-of-the-art capabilities of Qatar’s Erhama bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard at DIMDEX 2014, we are displaying our readiness to serve naval and other maritime security forces both from Qatar and from around the world, both in terms of ship construction and ship repair.”

Nakilat is a Qatari marine transport company providing the essential transportation link in 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 the Port of Ras Laffan. 

The Peninsula