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Photos: Nakilat – Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. (N-KOM)

Nakilat – Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. “Green Re? ts” drive business

Since it was founded, N-KOM has Over the recent months, there have been completed almost 1,000 marine and off- strong demand from the market for the shore projects, with a signi? cant number installation of scrubbers, fuel systems of drydocking and repairs undertaken modi? cation and ballast water treat- for various types of vessels including ment systems, to be in compliance with

LNGc, LPGc, VLCCs, oil/chemical the new IMO regulations that will be tankers, cargo ships, dredgers, offshore enforced soon. The yard expects strong support vessels, to name a few. interest for scrubber retro? ts throughout

The shipyard’s facilities include three the year of 2019.

VLCC sized docks (two graving docks Following the winning of a competi- and one ? oating dock), berthing capacity tive bid last year, N-KOM has complet- of 3,150 meters, specialized workshops ed the installation of several in-line type and cryogenic cleanrooms, enabling it scrubbers and ballast water treatment to handle repairs and maintenance for system retro? ts for the ? rst four in a se- all types of marine vessels and offshore ries of seven VLCCs. structures. The remainder of the vessels in this

The year 2019 has been a busy year for contract are scheduled for a similar

N-KOM, as the shipyard observed a 50% program of green system retro? ts and increase in volume for ship repairs in drydocking repairs throughout the rest comparison to the same period last year. of this year at N-KOM. Major repairs 40 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • AUGUST 2019

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