Nakilat, one of the world’s largest LNG shipping operators, has partnered with ABS to develop a new decarbonisation strategy.

Nakilat’s project team and ABS sustainability specialists have spent a number of months mapping out decarbonisation pathways for the company’s fleet of 69 LNG carriers and four very large LPG gas carriers, an endeavour which will ultimately see the vessels receive ABS’s Sustain notion.

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ABS is supporting Nakilat in its endeavours to decarbonise its fleet of LNG carriers and LPG VLGCs Photo: Nakilat/ABS

“Nakilat has rapidly grown over the years to be a leader in the global energy transportation sector,” commented chief executive Eng. Abdullah Al Sulaiti.

“In addition to this partnership with ABS, we are also leading a working group with our joint venture partners to ensure our global fleet operations meet with IMO’s decarbonisation targets.

“Our focus is on sustainable development of Nakilat’s fleet beyond 2030, which contributes towards the realisation of Qatar National Vision 2030 and our own vision to be a global leader and provider of choice for energy transportation and maritime services,” he added.

The ABS Guide for Sustainability Notations helps marine and offshore operators meet the environmental, social and governance requirements outlined in the UN’s sustainable development goals.

The guide focuses on sustainability aspects of vessel design, outfitting and layout that can be controlled, measured and assessed. These include pollution and waste; coastal and marine ecosystems; energy efficiency and performance monitoring; low-carbon fuels; human-centred design; and asset recycling.