"Sumer" and "Akd" were launched on the way... Iraq is planning to build a fleet of giant tankers to transport oil[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
The Director General of the Iraqi Oil Tanker Company, Ali Qais Abdul Jabbar, announced today, Tuesday (October 3, 2023), his company’s intention to buy or build giant tankers to transport crude oil.
Abdul-Jabbar explained in an interview with "Baghdad Today", "Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs and Oil Minister Hayan Abdul-Ghani pledged to rebuild the tanker fleet to enhance the economic reality of this company and Iraq in general."
He pointed out, "The tanker Sumer arrived a few days ago, and the tanker Akkad will arrive in the coming period and will be dedicated to transporting petroleum products, while the company will work to proceed with the purchase or construction of giant tankers for the purpose of transporting crude oil abroad," pointing out that "the Minister of Oil pledged after the inauguration of the tanker Sumer to work on... Building a new fleet of oil tankers to join the profitable oil companies and contribute to strengthening the country’s budget.”
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil for Distribution Affairs, Ali Maaraj Al-Bahadli, announced on Saturday (September 30, 2023) that the Ministry of Oil worked to restore the tanker fleet to leadership, as the arrival of the tanker confirmed will be announced shortly after.
Al-Bahadli told “Baghdad Today” that “Oil Minister Hayyan Abdul-Ghani Al-Sawad pledged to increase the fleet of tankers to larger tankers during the period,” noting that he “talked with Al-Sawad to buy tankers of up to two million barrels to transport Iraqi oil to countries.”
On (September 28, 2023), Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs and Minister of Oil, Hayan Abdul Ghani, announced the arrival of the tanker “Sumer” to the port of Khor Al-Zubair in Basra Governorate, while confirming that it would join the Iraqi tanker fleet.
Abdul Ghani said in an interview with "Baghdad Today", "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."
On (August 22, 2023), the Ministry of Oil announced the delivery of the tanker “Sumer” with a capacity of (31) thousand tons, while it confirmed - at the time - that it would enter service this month of September.