Nakilat is the world’s leading transporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and DAMEN is a global leader in shipbuilding. Jointly they operate a world-class and state-of-the-art facility capable of building ships in steel, aluminum or GRP with a length of up to 170m. Vessels manufactured by NDSQ feature DAMEN’s proven shipbuilding designs and its industry-leading standards for quality in all aspects of the manufacturing process.
All ship construction and outfitting will be completed under cover in halls. This facilitates an optimal working environment and ensures world-class quality, productivity and fast delivery times. The yard has access to extensive steel and pipe work facilities, blasting and painting shops. NDSQ is working with the world’s most renowned marine equipment suppliers and co-makers for the supply and installation of key systems onboard the vessels.
A joint venture
Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) was established in 2010. Located in the Port of Ras Laffan in the North Eastern corner of Qatar, the yard is ideally located in the middle of the Arabian Gulf. The shipyard is a joint venture between Qatar Gas Transport Company Ltd. (Nakilat) and Damen Shipyards Qatar Holding BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Damen Shipyards Group. NDSQ is capable of building ships in steel or aluminum with a length of up to 170 m.