Rajwani receiving the award.
Nakilat-Keppel Offshore and Marine (N-KOM) has received the ‘Shipyard/Ship Repair Facility of the Year’ award at The Maritime Standard Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards 2015.
N-KOM’s chief executive Chandru Rajwani received the award during the recently-held ceremony in Dubai.
“This award will undoubtedly strengthen our drive to provide top notch service ability as we work towards establishing the shipyard as a provider of choice for marine and offshore advancement in the region,” Nakilat managing director Abdullah al-Sulaiti said.
This is the second award won by the shipyard for its successful undertaking of the world’s first M-type Gas Injection (ME-GI) retrofit project earlier this year, which involved modifying a Nakilat owned Q-MAX vessel, ‘Rasheeda’, to run on liquefied natural gas as an alternative to marine diesel fuel.
In addition to significantly reducing the vessel’s greenhouse gas emissions, additional benefits of the project also include the potential to increase mean time between maintenance, provide flexibility of fuel supply to react to market changes and reduced bunkering activities which in turn will offer operations and marine risk reduction.
N-KOM had earlier won the ship repair innovation award at the Seatrade Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa Awards last month.