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Qatar shipyard carries out 200th LNG carrier drydocking

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) recently completed its 200th LNG vessel repair at Qatar’s Erhama bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard.

The milestone drydocking involved the 135,295 cu.m LNG carrier Al Kho, chartered by Qatargas and operated by NYK LNG Shipmanagement.

The Moss-type vessel completed general drydocking, maintenance repairs and upgrades, at the shipyard and also underwent water ballast steel renewal and tank treatment, hull treatment, as well as several surveys and tests during the drydocking period.

This is third time Al Khor has called for repairs at the facility, having previously been drydocked in 2014 and 2016.

Nakilat’s CEO, Eng. Abdullah Fadhalah Al Sulaiti, said: “We are extremely proud to celebrate this significant milestone, which is a testament to the trust and confidence our clients have in our services.”

Earlier this year, N-KOM undertook its first repair project involving a Floating, Storage, Regasification Unit (FSRU).

The shipyard has also successfully extended its expertise beyond handling gas carrier repairs and has serviced a large number of VLCCs, other tankers and offshore support vessels.

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