Nakilat receives new Q-Flex LNG carrier
Qatari shipping company to charter massive vessel to Qatargas 3
Qatar Gas Transport (Nakilat) has delivery of another of the world’s largest and most advanced Q-Flex LNG carriers, the ‘Al Rekayyat’, from the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan.
The vessel has been chartered by Nakilat on long term contract to Qatargas Liquefied Gas Company Limited (3) (Qatargas 3) and will be used to ship LNG produced by Qatargas 3, to markets primarily in the United States.
The Q-Flex and the even larger Q-Max are a new generation of LNG mega-ships. The Q-Max has 80% more capacity than conventional LNG carriers with about 40% lower energy requirements due to the economies of scale created by their size and the efficiency of the engines.
Q-Max LNG carriers are unique and purpose built for Nakilat and allow for more efficient transport of Qatar’s natural gas to markets throughout the world.
Qatargas 3 shareholders are Qatar Petroleum, ConocoPhillips and Mitsui & Co., Ltd.