McDermott, N-KOM enter exclusive agreement in Qatar

McDermott International, Inc. and Nakilat-Keppel Offshore Marine (N-KOM),have recently declared a Memorandum of Understanding for an exclusive cooperation agreement to pursue offshore engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) projects within Qatari waters.
Under the five-year agreement, McDermott and N-KOM, the joint venture shipyard between Qatar’s Nakilat and Keppel Offshore & Marine, will develop an integrated approach to projects in Qatar by leveraging McDermott’s proven track record in offshore EPCI projects and N-KOM’s world-class ship repair and offshore construction facility at the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard, strategically located in Qatar. McDermott will serve as prime contractor to customers and lead engineering with its teams based in Dubai as well as its Global Engineering Center in Chennai, India where necessary. McDermott will also lead procurement and installation with vessels mobilized from its global marine fleet.
“We are pleased to partner with McDermott, one of the leading EPCI contractors in this region, to enhance our standing as a premier marine and offshore service provider in Qatar,” said Eng. Abdullah Fadhalah Al Sulaiti, Managing Director of Nakilat. “N-KOM has delivered several offshore construction projects, including a newly built liftboat. This agreement will add value to our services in this area to better support the local oil and gas industry in Qatar.”

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