Nakilat JV nets $110m deals

Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine has secured contracts worth $110m, it announced today.

Gulf Drilling International has booked a new liftboat at the shipbuilder and penned a six-year maintenance deal with the company.

Abdullah Fadhalah Al Sulaiti, chairman of the shipyard, said: “N-KOM has delivered a significant number of repairs for GDI’s offshore drilling fleet over the past three years and we have come to intimately understand their requirements.

“Having already established ourselves in the ship repair market, our next step is to capture the robust regional offshore market by leveraging on Nakilat and Keppel O&M’s expertise to provide quality and value-added offshore solutions.

“In this regard, we are committed to deliver a high-quality liftboat to GDI to support their offshore fleet.”

Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine is a joint venture between shipowner Nakilat and Singapore-listed rig builder Keppel.