N-KOM achieves safety milestone on first ever newbuild
Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) has achieved a safety milestone on its lift boat newbuilding project, with the successful completion of one million safe man-hours without any lost-time-incidents (LTIs).
“Safety is an important cornerstone of our operations and we pride ourselves on maintaining very high standards. I would like to commend both the N-KOM and GDI project teams for their commitment and support in making this achievement possible today,” said Nakilat’s managing director Abdullah Al Sulaiti.
Al Sulaiti added that the achievement was particularly noteworthy as the project is the first built-in-Qatar lift boat and N-KOM’s first newbuilding project.
The self-propelled and elevating lift boat is being constructed for N-KOM’s long-standing client Gulf Drilling International (GDI), under a contract awarded to the shipyard last year.
The LB310-design lift boat can support a wide range of services such as well servicing, commissioning, maintenance and decommissioning of offshore platforms. It is equipped with two deck cranes, a large open deck space of around 800 sqm, a helideck, and accommodation capacity for 130 persons.
It also allows for a specially designed gangway bridge to link platforms for emergency escape and other safety purposes. The lift boat is currently on track for delivery at the end of this year to GDI.