Gas tanker work and new floating docks for Qatar yard

Rotor renewal on LNG carrier ‘Aseem’ Rotor renewal on LNG carrier ‘Aseem’

Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-Kom) of Qatar reports that it has recently drydocked and repaired the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) dual fuel diesel electric LNG carrier 'Aseem'.

Work carried out included renewal and installation of two AMZ 1120 rotors for the 12,650kW main propulsion motors, under the supervision of ABB.

“The project management for Aseem has been executed in an excellent manner. The logistics team did a wonderful job and I am very impressed with the yard,” said Shishir Kumar, SCI general manager (technical).

Other N-Kom projects include routine drydocking and repairs on Stasco Q-Max LNG carriers Zarga and Al Mafyar. Undergoing its first special survey, Zarga had repairs to the water ballast tanks as well as modifications to its LNG reliquefaction plant, apart from other routine component overhauls. Al Mafyar was on her first visit to the yard, with routine repairs and modifications carried out on the bilge keel, gas combustion unit (GCU), and steelwork repairs.

In March, senior management from N-Kom and Nakilat attended the launching and naming ceremony of N-Kom’s Q-Max sized floating dock at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea. 42,000t of fabrication work has been completed for the floating dock named Laffan, measuring 405m by 66m with a lifting capacity of 120,000t. The second Handymax-size floating dock measuring 163m by 26m with a lifting capacity of 6,250t is currently under construction at N-Kom. Expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2015, the two floating docks will double the current docking capacity of the shipyard, allowing it more flexibility for vessel scheduling and meeting client requirements.

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