Q-Flex is a type of ship, specifically a membrane type liquefied natural gas carrier. Q-Flex vessels are impelled by two slow-speed diesel motors, which are claimed to be more productive and naturally inviting than conventional steam turbines. Q-Flex carriers are prepared with an on-board re-liquefaction framework to handle the boil-off gas, melt it and return the LNG to the cargo tanks. The on-board re-liquefaction framework diminishes LNG misfortunes, which produces financial and natural benefits. In general, it is evaluated that Q-Flex carriers have almost 40% lower vitality prerequisites and carbon outflows than routine LNG carriers.
The capacity of a Q-Flex vessel is between 165,000 m3 and 216,000 m3. Until the passage into benefit of the Q-Max-type carrier, it was the world’s biggest LNG carrier sort with a capacity of 1.5 times that of routine LNG carriers.
Nakilat is the biggest proprietor of LNG carriers within the world, with a armada comprising of 69 LNG carriers. Our vessels are among the most youthful and most advanced gas carriers, consolidating progressed innovation to guarantee the secure, naturally sound and cost-effective transportation of gas over the globe.
The primary Q-Flex LNG carrier was conveyed by Hyundai Overwhelming Businesses in late 2007. The introduced re-liquefaction framework is created and conveyed by Hamworthy and endorsed and certified by DNV. Q-Flex LNG carriers are built moreover by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Building Company and Samsung Overwhelming Businesses.
As of Admirable 2008 there are 16 named Q-Flex LNG carrier: Al Hamla, Al Gharrafa, Duhail, Al Ghariya, Al Aamriya, Murwab, Fraiha, Al Huwaila, Al Kharsaah, Al Shamal, Al Khuwair, Al Oraiq, Umm Al Amad, Al Thumama, Al Sahla and Al Utouriya. All these vessels are possessed by holding companies set up by the Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat) and diverse shipping companies such as Abroad Shipholding Gather, Pronav and Commerz Genuine, and they are chartered to Qatar’s LNG makers Qatargas and RasGas. In add up to, contracts have been marked for the development of 31 Q-Flex vessels.