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First LNG tanker arrives at the Soma LNG terminal

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The LNG tanker Puteri Intan Satu has arrived at the Soma LNG Terminal in the No. 4 wharf of the Soma Port, owned by JAPEX. The first cargo bringing LNG to the terminal.

Puteri Intan Satu is an LNG tanker of the Petronas Group, that have transported approximately 60 000 t of LNG from Malaysia. It arrived at the ocean-going vessel berth of the Soma LNG Terminal on 6 December, and unloading of LNG from the tanker will start as soon as it is ready.

The Soma LNG Terminal is a large scale LNG terminal composed of a ground-type LNG storage tank with Japan’s largest class capacity of 230 000 kiloliters (approximately 100 000 t), two berths for ocean-going and domestic vessels, LNG vapourisation equipment, and loading facilities for tank trucks. Commissioning of the terminal took effect from 1 December 2017, with the aim for full commencement of operation in March 2018.

Using LNG delivered by Puteri Intan Satu, JAPEX will proceed commissioning works of the terminal with safety operation as its top priority.

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