Qatar Petroleum, confirmed the country’s intentions to order up to 60 new
the Middle Eastern nation would order the vessels at a press conference
held on the sidelines of the launch of TAWTEEN programme, according to The Peninsula.
between 50 and 60 gas carriers to transport the additional volume of
nearly 50 million tonnes of LNG, including the LNG output volume abroad.
Al-Kaabi added that the exact number of shipbuilding orders would be known at a
later time and depends on customers’ destinations, size of contracts and
vessels, and other factors.
tonnes per day (mtpa) to 110 mtpa by 2024.
issued for the procurement of the vessels, while teams of experts have already
visited a number of shipbuilders as part of the preparations for placing
shipyards because it would not be economically feasible.
LNG shipbuilding project by the end of the year, Al-Kaabi concluded.
around USD 2.47 billion with oil services firms Schlumberger and Baker
Hughes in an effort to strengthen its energy industry and reduce reliance on