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are also in progress for a cutter suction the 138,000 cu. m. FSRU Excelerate dredger from DEME (Belgium), com- underwent several modi? cations and prising of spud, anchor boom lifting and retro? tting of new systems, including repairs, steelworks as well as repairs of the installation of a ballast water treat- spud doors, suction mouth, cutter lad- ment system (BWTS). der, spud clams and piping systems, and To date, the shipyard has completed other general drydocking repairs. eight such BWTS installations for vari-

Drydocking and general repairs for ous types of vessels such as LNG and vessels such as LNG and LPG carri- LPG vessels as well as very large crude ers as well as tankers and VLCCs are carriers (VLCCs). most commonly carried out at N-KOM N-KOM recently signed an agreement throughout the year. More recently, the with STX Korea which is now stationed shipyard completed major side shell in the shipyard to provide special atten- steel repairs for a Japanese-owned LPG dance for engine and auxiliary mainte- carrier and deck steel repairs for a Greek nance work on vessels during anchor- cargo vessel. age and in voyage.

The yard will also be retro? tting three Given N-KOM’s strategic location ballast water treatment systems onboard in Qatar, the world’s largest exporter two LNG carriers and a VLCC during of LNG, the shipyard has a long track the month of August, in addition to oth- record for gas carrier repairs. Since op- er drydocking and general repairs dur- erations began in 2011, N-KOM has ing the repair period. completed in excess of 200 LNG carrier

While there have been a number of in- routine drydocking and repairs at its fa- teresting jobs coming into the yard, re- cility, including retro? ts of specialized ceiving its ? rst ? oating storage regasi? - systems such as the Ballast Water Treat- cation unit (FSRU) repair project earlier ment System (BWTS) and the world’s this year was a signi? cant milestone for ? rst ME-GI conversion onto a Q-Max

N-KOM. LNG carrier, the largest type of LNG

Owned by Excelerate Energy (USA), tanker.


Consistent in quality, service and performance.

Ballast Water Management System “The “The Ecochlor system has worked well for us... it uses an almost negligible amount of electrical power and works effectively in all wate water conditions, including the sediment ?lled, biologically saturated waters off Chittagong, Bangladesh. Ecochlor has shown their com commitment to our system by reliably providing support, scheduled service and chemical resupply as needed.”

Chief Engineer, BWMS Retro?t 2005 41

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