Liquid Natural Gas Carrier Ordered by Oman Shipping Co

Press Release
Monday, March 26, 2012

LNG carrier with 162,000 metres capacity ordered from Hyundai Heavy Industries by OSC

The Oman Shipping Company (OSC) has  signed an order for a new build LNG carrier with Hyundai Heavy based in Ulsan, South Korea.

The LNG carrier, for delivery in 2014, will have a 162,000 cubic metres capacity, and is to be fitted out with dual fuel engines.

The new ship will comply with European ‘Green Certificate’ requirements, and will have accommodation as a training vessel for up to six trainees and an instructor at any one time.

OSC already owns and operates a fleet of five LNG carriers, which are all technically managed in-house by Oman Ship Management Company.

Oman Shipping Company is a closed joint stock company, incorporated in 2003 and owned by the Government of Oman through the Ministry of Finance (80 per cent) and Oman Oil (20 per cent).

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