Nakilat to take delivery of four LNG carriers

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Sept. 11 -- Nakilat, the joint venture of Overseas Shipholding Group Inc. and Qatar Gas Transport Co., will soon take delivery of four new-generation, Q-Flex LNG carriers.

The first two carriers—the Al Gattara built by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. and the Tembek built by Samsung Heavy Industries in Geoje Island, South Korea—are scheduled to be delivered at the end of October.

Deliveries for the remaining vessels are expected in early 2008.

The Q-Flex LNG carriers can transport 216,000 cu m of LNG each, about 40% more than the standard LNG vessels currently in service. They are equipped with an onboard reliquefaction plant.

In addition, the vessels have lower energy requirements than conventional LNG vessels due to economies of scale created by their size and the efficiency of low-emission, electronically controlled diesel engines. Safety features include dual propellers and rudders.

Nakilat last year added six Q-Max LNG carriers to its fleet, which is expected to comprise 61 carriers by 2010 (OGJ, June 5, 2006, Newsletter).

Related Articles

BG Group: Mzia DST supports potential hub development offshore Tanzania

08/27/2014 Results from the second drillstem test (DST) on the Mzia discovery on Block 1 offshore southern Tanzania indicated further support for a hub develo...

Canadian firms plan BC gas plant, target LNG export

08/19/2014 AltaGas Ltd. and Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd., both of Calgary, have agreed to develop processing and marketing of natural gas and NGLs for Painted ...

EIA: China to increase natural gas consumption, investment

08/18/2014 China more than tripled natural gas production since 2003, producing 3.8 tcf in 2012, and the government is targeting production to reach about 5.5...

DOE finalizes LNG export national interest review reforms

08/15/2014 The US Department of Energy finalized reforms it proposed on May 29 to its process for determining whether planned LNG export projects are in the n...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!


Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected