10 October 2013

The Qatari shipbuilder’s quality, environmental and safety management systems are aligned with internationally approved standards

Doha, October 8th, 2013 — Qatari shipbuilder Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) has received certification from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) for aligning its quality, environmental and safety management systems with internationally recognized standards.

The Qatari shipbuilder’s quality, environmental and safety management systems are aligned with internationally approved standards.

A certificate of approval for the ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 management standards was presented by LRQA to NDSQ during a ceremony at Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Ras Laffan on Thursday 3rd October.

The ISO environmental and OHSAS safety management system approvals were awarded to NDSQ for the first time this year, along with reconfirmation of the ISO quality management system approval, which was originally awarded to NDSQ in 2011.

On the occasion of the certification ceremony, NDSQ Managing Director Jan-Wim Dekker commented: “We are proud to be building boats in Qatar using management systems that match these highly regarded international standards. By adhering to these globally-recognized best practices, we are positioning Qatar as a center of excellence for shipbuilding in the Middle East and contributing to the sustainable growth of the Qatari economy.”

NDSQ is a joint venture between Nakilat and Dutch shipbuilder Damen and is based at Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Ras Laffan, Qatar. NDSQ began operations in 2010 and builds ships in steel, aluminum and fiber reinforced plastic (FRP), up to 170m in length.
For more information visit: www.ndsq.com.qa.

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