"Al Sheehaniya"

New vessels for Nakilat

Another Q-Flex LNG carrier, built in South Korea at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd., was delivered to Nakilat (Qatar Gas Transport Company). The "Al Sheehaniya" with a capacity of 210,000 cum will be used to ship LNG produced by Qatar Liquefied Gas Company Limited (3) to markets primarily in the United States.
Q-Flex LNG vessels are significantly larger than conventional LNG vessels on the current global LNG vessel market. The improved carrying capacities of the Q-Flex LNG Vessels result in lower transportation costs per unit of LNG because they allow more LNG to be transported per journey. The dimensions of Q-Flex LNG Vessels still allow access to approximately two-thirds of the primary existing LNG terminals worldwide. As implied by the ‘Flex’ notation, some existing LNG terminals have the flexibility to handle the Q-Flex vessels with minor modifications.

Furthermore another Q-Max LNG carrier joined Nakilat fleet. It was delivered by Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard and will be long term chartered to Qatargas Operating Company Limited.

Q-Max LNG Vessels like the new built "Al Mayeda" are designed to have a carrying capacity of up to approximately 266,000 cum and a length of 345 meters. Q-Max LNG vessels are among the largest LNG vessels in the world and will have principal dimensions slightly less than conventional very large crude vessels. While the Q-Max LNG Vessels are beyond the capacity of some ports, nearly half of the world’s existing LNG terminals can, or with minor modifications could, accommodate these vessels.

Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore
Article Editorial staff Ship&Offshore