Nakilat-Keppel Offshore Marine (N-KOM), a joint venture between Qatar-based gas shipper Nakilat and Singapore’s offshore rig constructor and ship repairer Keppel Offshore & Marine, has entered into a fleet repairing contract with Samos Steamship Company.

Under the deal, N-KOM shipyard will perform repairs of all the vessels owned by Greece’ Samos Steamship Company.

So far, Samos Steamship Company, which is an existing client of N-KOM, has undertaken various repairs for their tanker fleet with N-KOM.

"The facilities have been operated through two strategic joint ventures, including N-KOM and NDSQ."

Nakilat managing director Abdullah Fadhalah Al Sulaiti said: “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."

The company currently provides transportation links to Qatar’s LNG supply chain.

Nakilat, which manages and operates four large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers, has 63 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels.

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The company has ship repair and construction facilities at Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar.

The facilities have been operated through two strategic joint ventures, including N-KOM and NDSQ.

Samos Steamship, which is in the field of ship management, operates a fleet of tankers and bulk carriers.

The company with over 140 years of experience manages a fleet of two million tonnes of an average age of seven years.

Recently, N-KOM and McDermott International entered into a memorandum of understanding for an exclusive co-operation agreement to carry out offshore engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) projects within Qatari waters.