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Maran Nakilat add two LNG carrier newbuildings

Maran Nakilat add two LNG carrier newbuildings
Maran Ventures and Nakilat have expanded their joint venture with the addition of the two LNG carrier newbuildings.

The latest vessels will expand Maran Nakilat’s fleet to 13 ships. The newbuildings ordered by John Angelicoussis’ Maran Gas in South Korea are due to be delivered in the third and fourth quarters of this year.

The vessels are Tri-Fuel Diesel Electric (TFDE) propulsion models with capacities of 161,870 cu m and 174,000 cu m respectively.

“Maran Gas is a highly reputed, quality operator and we are delighted in reconfirming our association with the company. This move strengthens ties between the two entities, and the current agreement allows for further expansion in the future,” said Abdullah Al Sulaiti, md of Nakilat.

“We are extremely pleased to strengthen our relationship with Nakilat by this further expansion of Maran Nakilat. We are very proud of our association with Nakilat and look forward to working closely together in the future with their highly professional team in order to explore and develop opportunities in the LNG space,” said Angelicoussis of Maran Gas.

The newbuildings will bring the total number of LNG and LPG ships partially or wholly owned by Nakilat to 67.