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NAKILAT DAMEN SHIPYARDS QATAR (NDSQ) TO BE DIAMOND SPONSOR FOR DIMDEX 2014

NAKILAT DAMEN SHIPYARDS QATAR (NDSQ) TO BE DIAMOND SPONSOR FOR DIMDEX 2014

NDSQ is a Qatari shipbuilder specialising in high-quality vessels of up to 170m in length, including naval, coastguard and patrol vessels. DIMDEX 2014 Committee is keen on having such companies participate in the Exhibition, ensuring added value for visitors of DIMDEX 2014. NDSQ is based at Qatar’s state-of-the-art ship construction and repair facility, Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in the Port of Ras Laffan.

NDSQ is a Qatari shipbuilder specialising in high-quality vessels of up to 170m in length, including naval, coastguard and patrol vessels. DIMDEX 2014 Committee is keen on having such companies participate in the Exhibition, ensuring added value for visitors of DIMDEX 2014. NDSQ is based at Qatar’s state-of-the-art ship construction and repair facility, Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in the Port of Ras Laffan. The company is a joint venture between Qatar’s premier shipping company Nakilat and world-renowned shipbuilding group Damen Shipyards of the Netherlands.

NDSQ’s achievements so far include the launch of the largest vessel ever to have been built in Qatar, the 140m-long steel barge Al Ghatroushah, and the launch of 11 made-in-Qatar workboats of which already eight have been delivered successfully and within delivery time. NDSQ has also received orders for a further 17 vessels. With its dedicated climate-controlled facilities the company is well-equipped for work on vessels such as luxury yachts and naval ships.

Brig. Dr. (Eng) Thani A. Al-Kuwari, Assistant Chief of Staff for Financial Affairs-Qatar armed Forces and Chairman - DIMDEX said “NDSQ is one of the leading companies in the maritime sector in Qatar, and we are pleased to sign the sponsorship agreement for DIMDEX 2014 with them. The company has played a pivotal role in the development of the national maritime industry. With its world-class facilities and the strength of its joint venture partners, NDSQ is extremely well positioned to provide unparalleled ship construction services to Qatar and the MENA region,"

DIMDEX has established itself as a leading Naval Defence and Maritime Security exhibition that creates a platform to gather senior representatives from Qatar’s Armed Forces as well as VIP delegations from the Middle East and around the world. The participation of local companies and institutions in this event, especially at this time when maritime security is one of the key factors in strengthening the infrastructure of the Gulf countries’ defence system, consolidates the growing importance of the exhibition year after year and proves Qatar’s ability to deliver a global event organized with a level of professional excellence, strengthening its position as a flagship destination for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions.

Eng. Abdullah Fadhalah Al Sulaiti, Chairman of NDSQ said: “NDSQ is proud to be the Diamond sponsor for DIMDEX 2014. In line with the Emiri vision for Qatar, NDSQ is committed to helping diversify Qatar’s economy through the construction of high-value ships in Qatar, for Qatar and for the rest of the world. As a highly regarded international event hosted by Qatar, DIMDEX is the perfect opportunity for NDSQ and fellow Nakilat joint venture, ship repairer Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM), to showcase the expertise and range services available at Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard, Qatar’s premier ship construction and repair facility."

The 2014 exhibition and conference will take place from 25 to 27 of March 2014 at the Qatar National Convention Centre, and is set to be the largest since the start of the event. The event will see leading manufacturers of security equipment gathering and providing the latest solutions for maritime defence and protection of critical off shore infrastructure. Building on the success of the previous sessions, Qatar will again bring together the world’s leading commanders, industry leaders, key decision-makers and buyers to exchange experiences expand networks and develop future strategies for the maritime industry.

The Middle East Naval Commanders Conference will take place during DIMDEX 2014 and will bring together the region’s naval commanders with their international counter-parts. Further vertical conferences built on the floor of the exhibition will take place during DIMDEX 2014 including: Unmanned Systems, Helicopters, Protection of Offshore Critical Infrastructure, Maritime Border Security, C4ISRTechnologies and Special Operations.