SEVEN AIR-LUBRICATED LNG CARRIERS ORDERED FOR QATAR

Aug 10, 2022 | Shipbuilding & ship repair news

A joint venture between NYK, ‘K’ Line, MISC Berhad, and China LNG Shipping has ordered seven 174,000m3 LNG carrier ships from Hyundai Heavy Industries of South Korea, which will be employed on long-term charter to QatarEnergy.

The vessels will be added to the fleet of QatarEnergy, the state energy company of Qatar, and will transport LNG from Qatar to countries worldwide.

Over the past 39 years since the delivery of the LNG carrier Echigo Maru in 1983, NYK has continued to enhance its LNG safety/expertise and worldwide LNG transport network. NYK says it has acquired skills in safe and optimised navigation, the construction of LNG carriers, and high-level ship-management quality which have earned high regard from QatarEnergy, leading to the successful conclusion of this contract. NYK and QatarEnergy have a long-term relationship with several existing projects and the relationship will be further extended through this contract.

The seven newbuilds will each be equipped with a WinGD X-DF 2.1 iCER low-pressure dual fuel main engine and air lubrication system, both of which will contribute to a reduction of GHG emissions and an improved environmental impact.

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