Kuwait Oil Tanker receives last medium-range tanker from Hyundai Mipo

23 October 2014 (Last Updated October 23rd, 2014 18:30)

South Korea's Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has delivered the fourth and last medium-range tanker Mutriba to its owner Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC).

South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) has delivered the fourth and last medium-range tanker Mutriba to its owner Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC).

The vessels, which were ordered as part of the KOTC’s phase three fleet new-building project, were constructed at the HMD facility in Ulsan, South Korea.

With deadweight of around 47,000t, the 186m-long, 32m-wide vessel will have a maximum cruising speed of 15.2k.

"The effective design of the propulsion system and super structure will help [Mutriba] to reduce air and water friction, resulting in a reduced fuel consumption." 

Mutriba will be capable of carrying hydrocarbons by sea through choosing the requirements for the control of discharge and treatment of ballast water, emission of carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds, sulphur oxide, nitrogen oxide and more.

In addition, the effective design of the propulsion system and super structure will help it to reduce air and water friction, resulting in a reduced fuel consumption.

For better security, the vessel has been equipped with piracy deterrent solutions such as Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRAD), high-pressure water jets, razor wire fencing, CCTV with night vision capabilities, secure accommodation arrangement at all access points and the application of the Citadel concept.

With the arrival of Mutriba, classed to Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (Class NK), the KOTC’s fleet will be expanded to 29 different ranges of oil / gas tankers.

KOTC will also receive the final vessel, Al Kout, of the phase three KOTC fleet new-building programme by the end of this month.