Nakilat and Qatargas unveil new ships
Qatargas and Nakilat officially name four LNG vessels
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.