Doha-based Nakilat is to embark on a significant fleet expansion, following a newbuilding agreement signed with Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) of South Korea. This provides for the construction of six gas carriers, including two LNG ships, with a cargo capacity of 174,000 m3 each, and four 88,000m3 ammonia/LPG carriers.
The new vessels, set to be delivered between 2026 and 2027, will feature a number of environmentally friendly and efficient propulsion systems with fuel-saving devices. Nakilat’s Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Abdullah Al Sulaiti, commented: “Our investment in these advanced vessels reflects our ongoing commitment to delivering exceptional service and environmental stewardship. We strive to meet the increasing demand for safe, reliable, and eco-friendly transportation of gas, contributing to a more sustainable future.”
Upon delivery, Nakilat’s LNG fleet will expand to 71 vessels, while the LPG fleet will grow to eight ships, further consolidating Nakilat’s position as one of the leaders in the global gas transportation sector.