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Adriatic LNG receives its 600th carrier

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Adriatic LNG, the company which operates the regasification terminal located off the Veneto coastline, has announced the arrival of its 600th carrier, the Al Jassasiya. The carrier left the Ras Laffan Port in Qatar, delivering a cargo of about 140 000 m3 of LNG, equivalent to nearly 85 million m3 of gas.

The event was celebrated with a brief ceremony that involved the vessel's personnel and Adriatic LNG's staff, including the Operations Manager Fabian Erle, who delivered a recognition to Georgios Pissaris, the Captain of the Al Jassasiya.

Adriatic LNG's Commercial Manager, Corrado Papa commented: "Once again our regasification terminal confirmed its strategic role for the national and European energy supply system. Crossing the line of 600 carriers safely moored and discharged is certainly a milestone, which proves the high efficiency and reliability of this infrastructure of excellence, whose success is also based on the use of environmentally friendly technologies and the promotion of a strong safety culture.

Within the first five months of 2018, the Adriatic LNG terminal received 30 carriers, enabling a send-out into the national grid of over 2.6 billion m3 of gas. Characterised by an average utilisation rate equal to 80%, the terminal is significantly more active than other European regasification plants, characterised by an average rate of approximately 22%.

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