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Internship Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar

Nijland, L.K. (2016) Internship Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar.

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Abstract:From September 2015 until the end of December 2015 I have conducted my internship at Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ). Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) is a joint venture between the Qatari gas transport company Nakilat and the Dutch shipbuilding company Damen Shipyards. NDSQ opened for business in 2010 as being one of the new industrial economies to be added in Qatar. Jointly they operate a facility capable of building ships in steel, aluminum or glass reinforced plastic with a length of up to 170m. Currently NDSQ delivered 26 vessels and 18 yacht refits and 14 projects are on-going. The departments I was involved with most during the internship were the operations department and production department. During my internship I had many different projects and tasks. I will briefly describe the two most significant projects. One of the projects was writing a new manual for Project Management. Every project has an assigned project manager from NDSQ as well as DSGor. Due to the complex matrix structure of the company and the huge physical distance between the NDSQ project manager and the DSGor project manager it is easy to make mistakes. One of the assignments therefore was to make a guiding manual for the project management in order to get distinctness in all tasks and responsibilities. The other project was conducting a data analysis. The presumption within NDSQ was that for the reason that there are no real dedicated teams for projects, the projects suffer from lack of communication, knowledge and efficiency. NDSQ therefore tries to create (partial) dedicated teams for a project. In this way employees can work on only one project or project-group. Before something could be stated about dedicated teams the current situation had to be reviewed first. One of the tools to gain understanding about the current situation was using SAP data. From this data an analysis was done in order to create understanding about the current situation.
Item Type:Internship Report (Master)
Damen Shipyards, Qatar
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:52 mechanical engineering
Programme:Mechanical Engineering MSc (60439)
Keywords:NSDQ, Damen, Shipyard, Qatar, DSGor
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