Five Vessels including two pilot boats delivered for Qatar's new Port Project
Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) has delivered five vessels as part of an 11-vessel order for New Port Project (NPP).
04 September 2016 - 17:58
Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat) announces that Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) has delivered five vessels as part of an eleven-vessel order for New Port Project (NPP).
Built entirely at the Erhama BinJaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Ras Laffan Industrial City, the vessels were launched and delivered to NPP after successful completion of their sea trials.
Measuring 15.4 meters long with abeam of 5 meters and a speed of 25 knots, the two Damen Stan Pilot 1505 pilot boats Um Alhoul 1 and Um Alhoul 2 will be used to carry out pilot duties and the transportation of personnel.
The three Damen Stan Tug 1606 mooring boats, Mwani1, Mwani 2 and Mwani 3, measure 16.7 meters long with a beam of 5.9 meters and have a bollard pull capacity of 13.7 tonnes. These vessels will be used to assist ships entering and departing the port.
Nakilat Managing Director Eng. Abdullah Al Sulaiti said "We are pleased to be delivering the first five vessels for NPP. This project is a reflection of hard work incorporated with vision that has worked well on all levels: successful new builds for a local client at Erhama BinJaber Al Jalahma Shipyard, based on a proven design".
"The cooperation between Nakilat and NPP is an excellent example of how local organizations are working together to support the development and growth of our local economy, that will in turn contribute to the achievements of Qatar National vision 2030," he added.
Mwani CEO and NPP General Supervisor said "Hamad Port is being developed as a world-class facility as befits the State of Qatar." "The delivery of these vessels is an important milestone in the delivery of the project. The completion of these marine units represent the culmination of a successful collaboration between NPP and NDSQ. To have vessels of such outstanding quality manufactured in Qatar, for use in Hamad Port is testament to the professionalism of all those involved," he said.
Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) was established in 2010 and is part of the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard facility. Based in the port of Ras Laffan in the North Eastern corner of Qatar, the shipyard has been designed and built to meet the highest of modern shipbuilding standards and is ideally located in the middle of the Arabian Gulf
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