National Chemical Carriers Ltd. Co. (NCC) of Saudi Arabia, a subsidiary of The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (BAHRI) announced that it had received on Friday, 3rd August 2012 in Korea a new chemical tanker named “NCC NAJEM” from SHINAsb (previously SLS) of South Korea, as part of 9 vessels previously contracted by NCC from this yard during 2006 – 2007 for a total value of approximately SAR 1,722 millions.
“NCC NAJEM” has a DWT of 45,000 tons with (DNV) classification and full IMO 2 notations and cargo capacity of 53,200 cubic meters comprising 22 Zink/Epoxy coated cargo tanks with 20 full segregations.
The vessel will be commercially operated by “NCC ODFJELL Chemical Tankers JLT”, located in Dubai and owned jointly by NCC and ODFJELL SE of Norway, which commenced operation in January 2010.
NCC has additional 3 vessels under construction at SHINAsb in South Korea for a value of SAR 585 millions with deliveries expected during 2012, in addition to one large chemical tanker of 75,000 DWT, to be constructed at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) of South Korea at the price of SAR 247 millions for delivery during 2013.
NCC currently operates a fleet of 20 vessels that are specialized in transporting chemicals, vegoils and clean petroleum products with DWT capacity of nearly 900,000 tons, which will grow to 25 vessels and 1.1 millions DWT by 2013.