RasGas Names Eighth LNG Ship

Wednesday, May 03, 2006
RasGas has named its eighth LNG ship Simaisma at a ceremony held at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Company, South Korea. RasGas has a long-term charter agreement with the Maran Gas Maritime Inc and Qatar Gas Transport Company, which owns the vessel. Under the terms of the time charter agreement, RasGas will charter the ship for a firm period of 20 years to deliver LNG from its existing and future facilities at Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLC) to its growing portfolio of customers around the world. Simaisma is the second vessel to be delivered from the shipyard to the Maran Gas Maritime Inc and Qatar Gas Transport Company consortium. It is slated for delivery from the shipyard on September 1. Source: Business Reporter

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