Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) has announced that it has delivered five vessels to New Port Project (NPP), following successful completion of their sea trials.
The five vessels, which were built at the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar, form part of an 11-vessel order for NPP. The two Damen Stan Pilot 1505 pilot boats Um Alhoul 1 and Um Alhoul 2 will be used to carry out pilot duties and the transportation of personnel. The three Damen Stan Tug 1606 mooring boats, Mwani 1, Mwani 2 and Mwani 3, will be used to assist ships entering and departing the port.
Abdullah Al-Sulaiti, Nakilat Managing Director, said: “We are pleased to be delivering the first five vessels for NPP. This project is a reflection of hard work incorporated with vision that has worked well on all levels: successful new builds for a local client at Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard, based on a proven design. The cooperation between Nakilat and NPP is an excellent example of how local organisations are working together to support the development and growth of our local economy, that will in turn contribute to the achievements of Qatar National vision 2030.”
Captain Abdulla Al-Khanji, Mwani - CEO & New Port Project - General Supervisor added: “Hamad Port is being developed as a world-class facility as befits the State of Qatar. The delivery of these vessels is an important milestone in the delivery of the project. The completion of these marine units represent the culmination of a successful collaboration between NPP and NDSQ. To have vessels of such outstanding quality manufactured in Qatar, for use in Hamad Port is testament to the professionalism of all those involved.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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