Nakilat Damen to build 11 workboats for Qatar’s NPP
Qatar’s New Port Project has signed an agreement with Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar to construct 11 workboats for use at the port.
The contracts were signed by Abdullah Fadhalah Al Sulaiti, Chairman of NDSQ and Managing Director of Nakilat, and Abdulla Al-Khanji CEO Qatar Ports Management Company & NPP General Supervisor.
NDSQ will build four 29m-long Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) tug boats, three 16m-long mooring boats and four 15m-long glass reinforced plastic (GRP) pilot boats. The 11 vessels will be built entirely at Qatar’s Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Ras Laffan for delivery in 2016. The vessels will be engaged in service at NPP performing a variety of marine support services to vessels visiting the port.
It is noteworthy that the new Doha port is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Qatar, located on 26 square kilometers along the main port centers, with a cost around 27 billion riyals.
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