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Nakilat orders two LNG carriers and four LPG carriers at Hyundai Samho

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Nakilat has ordered six new gas carriers to meet its forecasts of continued expanding demand for gas transportation.

The vessels are all due for delivery to Nakilat in 2026 and 2027 from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea, bringing the Qatari owner’s LNG fleet to 71 vessels and doubling its LPG fleet to eight vessels.

The two cutting-edge LNG carriers will have a cargo capacity of 174,000 cu m, and the LPG/ammonia carriers will have a cargo capacity of 88,000 cu m. Nakilat said the vessels will boat the latest technologies and advanced environmentally friendly and efficient propulsion systems. 

Nakilat CEO, Eng. Abdullah Al Sulaiti, said: "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." 

Mr. S.Y. Park, President and COO of HD Hyundai Heavy Industries, said: "This opportunity will strengthen the ongoing partnership between our two companies for the benefit of our two countries. We affirm our full commitment to contribute the latest technologies and expertise to ensure safer and more efficient transportation.  We are proud of our decades-long relationship with Nakilat and look forward to establishing a closer business link that will enable both parties to take the initiative in leading Gas sector.”