Tanker Delivered to KOTC

Monday, October 24, 2011

KOTC received its fourth giant oil tanker of a capacity of around 2.1 million barrels, from South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. Al-Rigga, the last of a total of four tankers ordered from the South Korean firm carries 320,000 tons, and comes amid KOTC's (Kuwait Oil Tankers Company) second phase of plans to renew its fleet according to an agreement signed with the South Koreans in August 2008. The signing ceremony of the tanker delivery was conducted in Kuwait by KOTC's Deputy Chairman and Deputy Managing Director for Administrative Affairs and Projects Sheikh Ali Al-Humoud Al-Sabah and Daewoo's representative for the Middle East and India P. K. Park. Al-Rigga is 330m long and is 60m wide, with a speed of 16.2 knots per hour and has a quick unloading capacity of less than 24 hours.
(Source: http://www.kuna.net.kw)


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