N-KOM strengthens LNG credentials

Dubai: To promote liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel within the maritime and offshore industry a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed yesterday between DNV GL and Qatar shipyard Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM).

The MOU will further strengthen the position of N-KOM, which is a joint-venture between Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat) and Keppel Offshore & Marine, in the areas of LNG-fuelled vessel conversions and construction of related floating assets.

As part of the agreement DNV GL and N-KOM will co-operate, amongst others, on the development and newbuilding of bunker barges, of coolant barges for temporary gas storage as well as to promote the use of LNG as fuel in the offshore sector. Moreover, a training programme is to be conducted in the N-KOM facility on LNG carrier or LNG-fuelled vessel repairs. Finally, both partners will offer project management support for conversion projects to third party yards.  [21/11/14]

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