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Qatargas loading and storage facility hits safety milestone

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Qatargas has announced that its Common Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Storage and Loading Asset (CLNGSL) completed seven consecutive years of operations without a Lost Time Incident (LTI) at the end of 2015.

The Common Lean LNG storage and loading facilities were built to store and load LNG produced from Qatargas’ seven LNG production trains and RasGas Trains 6 and 7.  The LNG is loaded from five berths (berths 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6) at Ras Laffan port and delivered Qatargas and RasGas customers across the globe.

Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Qatargas Chief Executive Officer, said: “This is a moment of great pride for all of us at Qatargas. This unique safety milestone is further enhanced by a record 693 ship loadings in 2015, and an overall Jetty Boil Off Gas recovery of nearly 90%. All these are the result of the company’s continuous commitment to safety by the leadership and workforce alike and adopting an integrated approach to safety that involves working in a cooperative manner to ensure the health and safety of all employees.”

In 1Q15, completed 13 years of operations on its offshore facilities without an LTI.

In April 2015, the CLNGSL loaded its 5000th cargo on board the Q-Flex vessel, Al Karaana, at Ras Laffan Port.

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