State oil company Qatar Petroleum has awarded Malaysia’s Eversendai Corporation has won a QR165m contract for work on Phase-4A of the Nakilat Shipyard at Port Ras Laffan in Qatar.

The contract covers the procurement, design, fabrication, erection of structural steel works, covering linings and metal deck flooring system with two electrically operated mega-sized doors.

Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat) owns or part-owns more than 50 LNG carriers, including nine conventional vessels of 145,000-154,000 cubic metres, 31 Q-Flex vessels of 210,000-216,000 cubic metres and 14 Q-Max carriers that are between 263,000-266,000 cubic metres and are among the largest ships ever built.