(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) The Qatari national pavilion at the World Ports and Trade Summit (WPTS) in Abu Dhabi featured three prominent entities related to the ports and shipping industry Port of Ras Laffan, Mwani and N-KOM Qatar.
The second World Ports and Trade Summit, which is taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from April 2 to 4 and includes three days of exhibition, was officially opened by Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court. The opening ceremony attracted over 800 industry experts who attended a high level conference program and networked with the various international representatives in the WPTS exhibition.
The three Qatari companies with their joint participation in WPTS have strongly highlighted the development in Qatar and its ports sector.
Qatar Petroleum, the national corporation responsible for all phases of the oil and gas industry in the State of Qatar, and one of the world's leading oil and gas Corporations, owns and operates Ras Laffan Industrial City and Port, a deep-water port that can handle the largest ocean-going vessels. Ras Laffan Port is the operator of the world's largest liquefied natural gas export facility, covering an area of 850 hectares. The main exports leaving the Port of Ras Laffan include liquefied natural gas, gas-to-liquid products, condensate, and sulphur.
Mwani (Qatar Ports Management Company) is looking to meet the demand for additional port capacity in Doha, driven by Qatar's growing population and robust economic activity. It has under its portfolio the existing Doha Port, and the New Port and Al Ruwais Port, which are currently under construction.
Nakilat-Keppel Offshore and Marine (N-KOM) is a joint-venture between Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat) the world's leading transporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG), and Keppel Offshore and Marine, the global leader in offshore rig design and construction, ship repair and conversion, and specialised shipbuilding.
Inaugurated in 2010, the 43-ha facility forms part of the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard, a cluster of marine and offshore facilities located in Ras Laffan Industrial City.