KOTC Names Two New Oil Tankers

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 3/14/2014, Location: Middle East

Taking delivery of them expected during this and next month KOTC celebrated naming the 2 tankers "Dasma" and "Boubyan" The 2 new tankers are within Phase III for fleet revamping KOTC seeks to realize a pack of strategic objectives.

Naming the 2 new tankers comes within Phase III for fleet revamping that includes building 4 medium-range oil product tankers, 1 long-term petroleum product tanker "AFRAMAX LR-2 being built by Hyundai Mipo and 4 supertankers VLCC being built by Daewoo. Dasma and Boubyan tankers are expected to be taken delivery of this and next month after they have passed the experimental tests. After the 2new tankers join the fleet, the company fleet will include 25 different-size and multi-purpose tankers.

As for the petroleum product tanker "Boubyan", its load is up to approximately 340,000 barrels. It is approximately 186 m long, 32.2m wide, with a draft up to 18.5m, speed of 15.5 knots/hr and discharge of load in full in less than 19 hours. Supertanker Dasma's load is approximately 820,000 barrels. It is approximately 250m long, 42m wide with a draft up to 21.5m and speed of 15.2 knots/hr.

By revamping its fleet, KOTC aims to realize a pack of objectives represented in keeping safe strategic coverage for transporting crude oil and petroleum products, supporting KPC strategic plan up to 2030, providing the best marine transport for KPC and international marketing through quality and efficiency besides keeping KOTC international reputation, providing work opportunities for the Kuwaitis, continuation of of maritime scholarship system to provide qualified Kuwaiti manpower, such as engineers and marine officers on board the tankers.

It is worth mentioning that KOTC already took delivery of 2 tankers within Phase III for fleet revamping on 6th March 2014, namely, oil supertanker Al-Funtas from Daewoo and the petroleum product tanker Burgan from Hyundai Mipo Corp.


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