Q-MAX LNG TANKER
a new generation of LNG mega-ships. These
are the largest LNG carriers in the world. "Q" stands for
Qatar and "Max" for the maximum size of ship able to
dock at the LNG terminals in Qatar. A typical
giant tanker of this kind is 1,132 ft (345 m) long and
177 ft (53.8 m) wide, and 114 ft (34.7 m) in height.
yet most efficient: The Q-Max consume 40% less
energy due mainly to the efficiency of the engines.
They are also equipped with an on-board re-liquefaction
system to handle the boil-off gas, liquefy it and return
the LNG to the cargo tanks, reducing LNG losses.
In total, the Q-Max reduce shipping costs by 30%.
The first Q-Max
carrier was the Mozah was delivered on September 29,
2008 by Samsung Heavy Industries. The massive
80% more gas than conventional LNG ships. And for just
one shipment she could
light up 70,000 U.S. homes for a whole
This Q-max LNG carrier
hollow-hull construction (very important), weighing
less than 10 lbs (A
solid hull of this model would be over 40 lbs and
feel like a toy rather than an art piece.)
- The hollow superstructure is comprised of
hundred of individual thin pieces of wood
glued together, not
several solid pieces stacking on top one
- Windows are cutouts (not black decals), thanks to
the hollow structures.
- >95% of parts are wooden and metal.
This 39" (100cm)
long x 11" tall x 6" wide model of the
commissioned by National Grid/Grain LNG and not
for sale. Bu Samra
is the sixth
of the 14 existing Q-Max tankers.
We are building two
models. The other one is 90%
completed and can be all done within 10 days
after your order. We can give it any
name that you like.
S & H is $90