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Dear Sirs,


We are pleased to announce that our exclusively represented principals NAKILAT KEPPEL Offshore & Marine has won Shipyard of the Year at the prestigious Lloyd’s List Awards Middle East and Indian Subcontinent 2012. The ceremony was held on the 16th of October 2012 at the Grand Hyatt Dubai and was attended by key industry players from around the region.

You can find below some photographs taken at the ceremony.











Furthermore the below article may be of interest.


N-KOM passes 100 Repair projects

With over a hundred completed projects under its belt, Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) continues its track record of safe and timely repairs in the offshore and marine industry. N-KOM, part of Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine Group, is fast becoming a leader in the repair of LNG tankers, having completed drydocking and repairs for about 20 LNG/LPG carriers since the start of the year for various international clients. The shipyard also recently completed repairs for its first German vessels – a LNG tanker, which is technically-operated and managed by Pronav Shipmanagement – the 210,100 m3Al Ruwais, which is the first of four LNG tankers from Pronav due for repairs in N-KOM this year, and Eckhoff GmbH’s 11,000 dwt containership STX Alpha.Earlier in July, drydocking repairs were undertaken for two other Q-flex LNG tankers – OSG Shipmanagement’s 216,200 m3Al Gharrafa and K Line’s 155,000 m3Aseem. The Aseem was delivered ahead of schedule, and was the first Dual-Fuel Diesel engine (DFDE) LNG tanker to be repaired in N-KOM. Together with Wartsila, N-KOM undertook the complete overhauling of two sets of the vessel’s DFDE units among other repairs during its drydocking period. The yard also carried out BG cooler installation for the vessel. The Al Gharrafa was in the shipyard to undergo her five-year survey. Repairs carried out for the vessel include the overhauling of cargo parts safety valves, reliquefication plant piping modification, repairs on the reliquefication plant equipment (two companders and two BOG compressors) and modifications to the rescue hatch. N-KOM is on track to service over 30 LNG tankers this year. Recent redeliveries include OSG Shipmanagement’s 216,200 m3Tembek, K-Line LNG Shipping’s 210,100 m3Al Oraiq and Pronav Shipmanagement’s 210,100 m3Al Ruwais. Recently (September) undergoing repairs in the yard were MOL LNG Transport’s 210,100 m3Al Aamriya, OSG Shipmanagement’s 216,200 m3Al Gattara, STASCo’s 266,000 m3Shagra and two LNG tankers from Pronav Shipmanagement – the 210,100 m3 sisterships Al Safliya and Duhail. Repairs were also recently underway for the first BW Gas operated vessel to be drydocked and repaired in N-KOM – the 82,488 m3 LPG tanker BW Energy. The shipyard is expected to complete over a dozen more gas tanker repairs by the end of the year, bringing its total to over 30 LNG/LPG repairs this year alone. Meanwhile, N-KOM is rapidly growing its presence in the tanker and container repair market, having completed about 15 of such projects.Recent general repair projects completed include Woqod Marine’s 34,671 dwt tanker Sidra Ras Laffan, Jaya Offshore’s OSV 1,349 dwt Jaya Scout and Hornbeck Offshore’s 2,500 dwt OSV Hos Douglas. The luxury yacht Al Shoua underwent her second drydocking in N-KOM following major refurbishment and repairs last year at the shipyard. The 298,543 dwt VLCC Patris, which is technically managed by Greece’s Chandris Hellas, also underwent her intermediate drydocking survey in N-KOM.


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