N-KOM to build liftboat for GDIYard News // July 25, 2014
Gulf Drilling International (GDI), a subsidiary of Gulf International Services (GIS), the largest oilfield service company in Qatar, has awarded two contracts worth US$110 million to Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM), a joint venture shipyard between Nakilatand Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M).
The first contract is for the construction of a self-propelled and self-elevating liftboat, which is customised for operation in the Middle East and North Africa region in water depths of up to 65m.
When completed at the end of 2015, the liftboat will provide accommodation and platform support services for a customer with operations in Qatar.
N-KOM has also been awarded a six-year repair and maintenance contract for GDI's existing fleet of jack-up rigs operating in the Middle East.