Nakilat and Qatargas unveil new ships

Qatargas and Nakilat officially name four LNG vessels

The LNG carriers are reportedly the largest in the world
The LNG carriers are reportedly the largest in the world

Nakilat and Qatargas Operating Company have announced the naming of the final four Q-Max LNG carriers. The ships are the world’s largest LNG vessels and were named in a special ceremony in South Korea.

The ships have been names Shagra, Zarga, Aamira and Rasheeda. All four of the ships are Q-Max series LNG carriers.

“We are very proud of the accomplishments which Nakilat has achieved in a very short time and we thank everyone involved in Qatar’s LNG shipbuilding program for their outstanding efforts in delivering our fleet of ships safely and on schedule,” said Faisal Al-Suwaidi, chairman and chief executive officer, Qatargas.

“Nakilat has achieved many important milestones since our ship building program started just a few short years ago, and today is a very special milestone indeed with our last four Q-Max LNG carriers being named at this final ceremony,” Muhammad Ghannam, Nakilat managing director, said.

The Q-Max is 80% larger in capacity than conventional LNG carriers while the Q-Flex is 50% larger. Both models are purpose built for Nakilat and consume about 40% less energy and emissions per cargo-tonne mile compared to conventional ships.
 

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