KOTC Adds New Gas Tanker

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 12, 2020

Image: Kuwait Oil Tanker Company

Image: Kuwait Oil Tanker Company

Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) said that it received the giant liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker, Umm Ruwaisat, as part of a major fleet overhaul.

Accoding to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), KOTC has entered the fourth phase of its fleet overhaul, which entails the delivery of eight carriers, three of which are gas tankers built by South Korean ship building firm Hyundai MIPO.

The fourth phase of the fleet development includes the delivery of eight tankers of which three are giant LNG tankers built by Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries Co, in addition to four medium-term oil products tankers and a huge crude oil tanker currently being built in a Chinese firm.  

As per the report, with this new delivery, the Kuwaiti firm now owns 28 tankers of various sizes and purposes that meet the strategic needs and international marketing plans of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC).    

The new Umm Ruwaisat carrier has been built as per to top international standards compliant with international environmental protection criteria, the CEO added.  

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