Qatar Gas Transport Company Limited (Nakilat) announced that it has been selected by QatarEnergy as the owner and operator of up to 25 conventional size Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carriers pursuant to Time Charter Parties to be entered into by affiliates of QatarEnergy and Nakilat.
he LNG carriers, each with a capacity of 174,000 cubic meters, will be owned 100% by Nakilat and chartered to affiliates of QatarEnergy.
They are scheduled for construction in Korean shipyards as part of QatarEnergy’s historic LNG Fleet Expansion Project, which is intended to cater for the LNG transportation requirements of QatarEnergy’s LNG expansion projects as well as its fleet renewal requirements.
QatarEnergy is moving firmly in building its future LNG fleet, expected to be in excess of one hundred vessels. We look forward to announcing the names of additional successful bidders in the near future.
..Minister Al Kaabi said.
At the beginning of 2024, Nakilat announced that it has placed orders with Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) of South Korea for the construction of six gas vessels (two cutting-edge LNG carriers with a cargo capacity of 174,000 cubic meters each and four modern Very Large LPG/ Ammonia Gas carriers, with a substantial cargo capacity of 88,000 cubic meters.)