• QatarEnergy and Nakilat shake hands on deal for 9 largest LNG vessels ever built

    With a capacity of 271,000 cubic meters each, these nine QC-Max vessels constitute half of the 18 advanced QC-Max class LNG vessels that will be constructed at China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipyard, thanks to a $6 billion contract, which the Qatari heavyweight signed with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).

    These vessels, which will adopt a dual-fuel low-speed engine propulsion system and the NO96 Super+ containment system, will come with a total length of 344 meters, a beam of 53.6 meters, a depth of 27.2 meters, and a designed draft of 12 meters.

    The deal with Nakilat was penned on May 8 by Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Qatar’s Minister of State for Energy Affairs, President and CEO of QatarEnergy, and Abdullah Al-Sulaiti, CEO of Nakilat, at QatarEnergy’s headquarters in Doha. The signing ceremony was attended by senior executives from QatarEnergy, QatarEnergy LNG, and Nakilat.

    Commenting on this occasion, Al-Kaabi noted: “We are very proud to have Qatar’s flagship LNG shipping and maritime champion join a list of world-class shipowners operating our state-of-the-art QC-Max LNG vessels – the largest ever built. There is no doubt that this is another testament to Nakilat’s significant capabilities.”

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