"Sumer" settles in Khor Al-Zubair and the Minister of Oil announces: It can accommodate 200 thousand barrels[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] |Today[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Baghdad today - Basra
Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs and Minister of Oil, Hayan Abdul Ghani, announced today, Thursday (September 28, 2023), the arrival of the tanker “Sumer” to the port of Khor Al-Zubair in Basra Governorate, while confirming that it will join the Iraqi tanker fleet.
Abdul-Ghani said in an interview with “Baghdad Today” that “the tanker Sumer was built according to the latest specifications and has a capacity of more than 200 thousand barrels per day,” indicating that he “will work to restore the tanker company to leadership to own large tankers for exporting petroleum products.”
The Minister of Oil added, “Today we are meeting to announce the tanker’s entry into service, and we will work to increase the national economy through the Oil Tanker Company.”
On Tuesday (August 22, 2023), the Ministry of Oil announced the delivery of the tanker “Sumer” with a capacity of 31,000 tons, while confirming - at the time - that it would enter service this month of September.
The Director General of the Iraqi Oil Tanker Company, Ali Qais, said in a statement received by “Baghdad Today” that “the technical team and the committee in charge of the company received today in China the new tanker (Sumer) with a capacity of 31 thousand tons, after completing the final inspections.”
He added, "The tanker sailed from China towards Iraqi ports, and it is hoped that it will be launched next September."
It is noteworthy that the Iraqi Oil Tanker Company concluded a contract in 2020 with a Norwegian company to build two tankers with a capacity of 31,000 tons each, aiming to strengthen the company’s fleet in transporting crude oil and oil derivatives in addition to the tankers (Baghdad, Shatt al-Arab, and the Tigris and Euphrates).
Source: Baghdad Today