Qatar Petroleum announces the 10,000th LNG vessel loading at Ras Laffan Port

May 12, 2016 6:20 am 

DOHA, May 11 — Qatar Petroleum (QP) marked a new and significant milestone on Monday, with the loading of the 10,000th liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from Ras Laffan Port, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

The LNG cargo was loaded on board the Q-Max LNG carrier "Mozah," which is bound for the South Hook LNG Terminal in the UK.

The vessel, chartered by Qatargas from Nakilat, is among the new generation Q-Max LNG carrier, the largest type of LNG carriers in the world, which is able to load a full cargo of 260,000 cubic metres of LNG.

Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, QP President & Chief Executive Officer, said that the achievement was a testament to all the hard work and dedication by Qatar Petroleum as well as Qatargas and RasGas, under the leadership of the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani.

"This milestone further demonstrates QPs commitment, as the developer and operator of the world's largest LNG port facility, to give the utmost priority to safety, security, and efficiency. I am confident that this, and future milestones, will further cement Ras Laffan Ports leading position as the premier port facility for cleaner energy."

The milestone 5,000th LNG cargo was loaded from Ras Laffan Port in June 2011, nearly 15 years after the first loading in 1996, while the recent 10,000th LNG cargo milestone was achieved in just about five years' time.

With RLIC providing the common facilities of land, infrastructure, and port and cooling water, the companies based in Ras Laffan are in a strong position of growth and prosperity.

Ras Laffan Port is ultra-modern and one of the top exporting ports in the Middle East and Asia. (PNA/Bernama)



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