NLNG has a total of 23 ships on long-term charter for its six-train operation. All 23 ships are utilised on an integrated scheduling basis and load at NLNG Terminal in Bonny, Nigeria, for ex-ship deliveries to buyers in Europe, South America, Gulf of Mexico (GOM) including ports in Mexico and US, Middle East and Asia.
The ownership structure of the ships is as follows:
Bonny Gas Transport (BGT) - 13 (four membrane and nine Moss carriers)
BW Gas - 8 (All membrane carriers)
Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) - 2 (All membrane carriers)
NLNG also has one vessel, Stena Clear Sky, under medium-term charter. The vessel was chartered for a term of three years in 2012, and will be redelivered to her owner in 2015.
In addition to our traditional deliveries, NLNG also delivers to Japan, South Korea, India, China, Taiwan, Thailand and Kuwait.
NLNG's subsidiaries, Bonny Gas Transport (BGT) and NLNG Ship Management Limited (NSML) provide key shipping services ranging from shipping capacity to manning and ship management services.
BGT Plus Project
In 2003, BGT ordered six (6) new vessels at a cost of $1.6 billion from both Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) – two (2) Ships, and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) – four (4) ships, to boost its shipping capacity. As part of the agreement signed with the ship builders, over 600 Nigerians were trained in different aspects of ship building and construction in fulfilment of Nigerian Content Development for the "BGT Plus Project".