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Q-MAX sets LNG industry multi-port delivery milestone

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In an industry first, Qatargas Operating Co. Ltd. (Qatargas) has successfully completed the largest ever multi-port delivery of a single cargo of LNG.

The established practice in the LNG industry is to deliver a single cargo of LNG to a single location. Qatargas’ pioneering achievement was made possible by using the largest class of LNG vessel in the world, a Q-Max vessel, which has a cargo carrying capacity of 266 000 m3. This allows a Q-Max to deliver two full conventional size cargoes on one vessel.

Qatargas loaded the cargo at the Ras Laffan terminal in Qatar on the Q-Max LNG vessel Mekaines on 12 May 2019. The two cargo ‘parcels’ were delivered to the Barcelona and Cartagena LNG terminals in Spain on 30 May 2019 and 1 June 2019 respectively.

Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chief Executive Office, Qatargas said “Qatargas continues to deliver innovative solutions which provide greater efficiency, flexibility and optimisation of resources. This multi-port delivery further demonstrates our commitment to maintaining our position as the world’s premier LNG company.”

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