N-KOM and DNV LG sign LNG agreement

Both companies will promote LNG to the maritime and offshore industries

The signing ceremony to confirm the deal.
The signing ceremony to confirm the deal.

Qatar shipyard Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) and DNV GL have signed an agreement to promote liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel within the maritime and offshore industry.

The memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed by N-KOM’s CEO Chandru Rajwani and Dr Henrik Madsen, DNV GL’s group president and CEO.

As part of the agreement DNV GL and N-KOM will cooperate 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.

A training program will also be 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.

“Qatar is the single largest producer and exporter of liquefied natural gas in the world and has become a leading cluster for gas related activities.” said Dr Henrik Madsen.

“Therefore, we look forward to establishing a valuable partnership with N-KOM which further cements our strong market position on LNG as fuel in this region and benefits the environment by making the shipping industry greener.”
 

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