Incredible facts you should know about Nakilat – Qatar Gas Company.

    Qatar Gas Transport Company Limited, commonly known as Nakilat (Arabic: شركة قطر لنقل الغاز المحدودة, ناقلات) is a Qatari shipping and maritime company. Its LNG shipping fleet is the largest in the world, comprising 74 vessels.

    Via two strategic joint ventures – Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) and Qatar Fabrication Company (QFAB) – Nakilat operates the ship repair and offshore construction facilities at Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in the State of Qatar’s Port of Ras Laffan.

    NAKILAT’S SHIPS CARRY OVER TWO-THIRDS OF QATAR’S LNG EXPORTS

    • Exporting about 78 million tonnes of LNG in 2018, the State of Qatar remains the world’s largest LNG exporter.
    • Nakilat being a shipping arm of Qatar’s LNG, delivered over two-thirds of Qatar’s LNG exports across the oceans.
    • Nakilat’s LNG ships currently carry about 11.5% of the global LNG capacity.

    10 Nakilat Shipping Facts – Qatar Gas LNG Shipping

    1) NAKILAT MEANS “CARRIERS”

    • Nakilat ( ناقلات ) means ‘carriers’ or ‘transporters’.
    • Established in 2004, Nakilat is a Qatari-listed shipping and maritime company providing the essential transportation link in the State of Qatar’s LNG supply chain, ensuring energy is delivered in a safe and efficient manner to worldwide destinations.

    2) NAKILAT’S LNG FLEET IS THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD

    • Nakilat’s LNG shipping fleet is the largest in the world, comprising of *69 LNG carriers today (*include 4 newbuilds)
    • The company also jointly-owns one floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and four large LPG carriers, typically known as very large gas carriers (VLGC).
    Credits: Nakilat.com

    3) Q-MAX TYPE IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST LNG SHIP EVER BUILT!

    • Qatar’s LNG shipping sector began with a total of 45 modern, sophisticated and technologically advanced LNG ships, 14 Q-Max and 31 Q-Flex constructed at three shipbuilding yards in South Korea.
    • The length of a Q-Max ship is 345 meters, about as tall as the Eiffel Tower and longer than three football fields, making it the biggest LNG ship ever built!
    • You can also watch a documentary made during sea trials of the largest LNG ship in the world!
    Credits: Nakilat.com

    4) Q-MAX CAN CARRY 80% MORE CAPACITY THAN CONVENTIONAL LNG SHIPS!

    • Q-Max and Q-Flex type LNG carriers are the first of their kinds for gas carriers with a cargo-carrying capacity of over 200,000m3 which represents an industrial milestone for Qatar.
    • Q-Max LNG ship can carry up to 266,000 m3 of LNG, which is 80% more capacity compared to a conventional LNG ship.
    • Similarly, a Q-Flex LNG ship can carry up to 216,000 m3 which is 50% more capacity than conventional LNG ships.
    • Bigger ships mean fewer trips are required to deliver energy to destinations!

    Credits: Nakilat.com

    5) NAKILAT’S SHIPS CARRY OVER TWO-THIRDS OF QATAR’S LNG EXPORTS

    • Exporting about 78 million tonnes of LNG in 2018, the State of Qatar remains the world’s largest LNG exporter.
    • Nakilat being a shipping arm of Qatar’s LNG, delivered over two-thirds of Qatar’s LNG exports across the oceans.
    • Nakilat’s LNG ships currently carry about 11.5% of the global LNG capacity.
    Credits: Nakilat.com

    6) OUR SOPHISTICATED MODERN SHIPS ARE  HIGHLY EFFICIENT & ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND

    • The sheer magnitude of a Q-Max ship marks a monumental change in LNG shipping by substantially reducing transportation costs by 20% – 30%improve energy efficiency and reducing emissions.
    • Not only does the Q-Max ship carry up to 80 percent more cargo, but they also require approximately 40% less energy than conventional LNG carriers due to economies of scale and efficiency of the powerful engines.
    • These modern ships were a new breed of LNG tankers, considered as an industry breakthrough in size as well as design with significant enhancements.
    • All Nakilat vessels have received the ‘Green Award’ certification, and operate in accordance with international best practices as defined within the program.
    • Check out these basic features of a Q-Max or Q-Flex LNG carrier!
    Credits: Nakilat.com

    Now you that you know a lot more about Nakilat and its world’s largest LNG fleet, don’t forget to share this knowledge with your family and friends!

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    The above mentioned facts are wholly verified and taken from Nakilat’s official website. All rights reserved with Nakilat.com. Original post link here.

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