IMO ballast water regulations creating demand for N-KOM
With new IMO regulations regarding ballast water treatment expected to create a US $45-billion sector within the maritime industry, N-KOM has confirmed that it is seeing increased demand for solutions.
The Qatari shipyard says its second Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) installation was completed for STASCo-managed LNG carrier Aamira recently. The PURIMARTM BWMS from Samsung Heavy Industry (SHI) was installed on the Q-max LNG carrier during her first special dry dock refit at N-KOM.
In addition to the installation of the 6000 m3/hr capacity BWMS , N-KOM also undertook the complete mechanical, electrical and piping scope of works at the shipyard.
The extensive project comprised 300 pipe spool installations of varying diameters and lengths, two large filtration units and the installation of switchboard units.
Aside from these, routine dry dock refit jobs as well as major overhauls on re-liquefaction plant machineries and installation of ballast & booster pump lines were also carried out during the drydocking period.