Qatar Gulf News – Qatar, Doha, August 3rd 2016. Nakilat-Keppel Offshore Marine (N-KOM) has signed a “fleet agreement” with Samos Steamship Company during the recent Posidonia exhibition held in Athens. Established in 2007, N-KOM is a joint venture between Qatar’s premier gas shipper Nakilat and Keppel Offshore & Marine, a global leader in offshore rig design, construction and repair, ship repair and conversion, and specialised shipbuilding. The Greek shipping company is an existing client of N-KOM, with several repairs undertaken for their fleet of tankers to date.
Under the fleet agreement, N-KOM will be the preferred shipyard in the Middle East for the repairs of all vessels owned by Samos Steamship Company. Nakilat managing director Abdullah Fadhalah al-Sulaiti said, “We are pleased to be strengthening our strategic partnership with our client Samos Steamship through the signing of this fleet agreement, during one of the largest international shipping events of the year. Nakilat has enjoyed successful long-standing partnerships with Greek shipping companies such as Maran Gas Maritime, and we look forward to the continued support from our Greek and other International clients to grow Qatar’s reputation as a maritime centre of excellence in the region.” Samos Steamship Company managing director Anastassios Tzamouranis said: “We have been very satisfied with the high quality and timely repairs of our tankers by N-KOM over the years and are happy to further grow our partnership with this fleet agreement.”
From its strategic location in Qatar and within the world-class Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard complex at Ras Laffan, N-KOM offers a comprehensive range of repair, conversion, maintenance and fabrication services for marine vessels, offshore and onshore structures.
Sources: Reuters, QGN, Gulf Times, CAYE Global News.