N-KOM delivers first liftboatYard News // February 17, 2016
Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM), the joint venture shipyard between Qatar’s Nakilat and Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), has delivered its first liftboat, Al Safliya, to Qatari rig operator Gulf Drilling International (GDI).
Al Safliya is the first liftboat to be wholly constructed in Qatar at the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma shipyard. The self-propelled and elevating unit has been customised for operations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in water depths of up to 65m.
Al Safliya is equipped with four tubular legs, a 200 tonne leg encircling crane and a 50 tonne pedestal crane. It has a large open deck of around 800m2, a helideck, and accommodation capacity for 130 persons. It can undertake a wide range of services such as well servicing, commissioning, maintenance and decommissioning of offshore platforms. The liftboat also allows for a specially designed gangway bridge to be used for emergency and other safety purposes.