Qatar’s premier shipyard Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) has won the Ship repair/Shipyard award for the second consecutive year at the prestigious Seatrade Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Awards 2013.
The award was presented to N-KOM at a ceremony on the evening of Monday 18 November 2013 at the Atlantis The Palm, Dubai.
This most recent win marks N-KOM’s third award in this category, having previously clinched the same title at Seatrade Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Awards in 2012.
With its comprehensive service offering and excellent infrastructure, the shipyard has made significant progress in capturing the regional maritime market and attracted major oil and gas clients in Qatar and from around the world.
Seatrade is one of the world’s most highly-regarded shipping publications and its awards celebrate the maritime industry’s highest achievers.
Abu Bakar Mohd Nor, CEO of N-KOM said, “We are deeply honored and encouraged by this recognition of our efforts by the regional maritime industry. This award not only reaffirms our growing presence in the Middle East, it also reflects the high level of customer satisfaction with our services and our facility. Moving forward, we will continue to enhance our competencies, leveraging on Nakilat’s and Keppel’s strength and expertise, to offer value-added services and strengthen our position as a leading shipyard.
“I would like to thank HE the Minister of Energy and Industry Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al Sada for his strong support of our activities. I would also like to express our gratitude to Qatar Petroleum and to the management, port staff and employees of Ras Laffan Industrial City. I also extend our sincerest thanks to N-KOM’s Board of Directors, our employees and our shareholders Nakilat and Keppel Offshore & Marine for their invaluable input.”
LNG World News Staff, November 21, 2013; Image: N-KOM, Seatrade