Qatargas Operating Co. Ltd. has delivered the first cargo of LNG on a Q-Flex vessel to the floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) named ‘Excellence’ and known as Moheshkali LNG Terminal (MLNG), located offshore Bangladesh.
The cargo, aboard Qatargas-chartered ‘Al Thumama’, was loaded at Ras Laffan on 4 September and delivered to MLNG on 20 September 2019.
This is the first commercial open water ship-to-ship transfer involving a Q-Flex vessel. MLNG is a project jointly developed by Excelerate Energy and the Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation (Petrobangla) on a build, own and operate basis. The FSRU ‘Excellence’ is under a 15-year charter deal to Petrobangla and carried the inaugural LNG cargo from Qatar in April 2018.
Al Thumama is a Q-Flex class LNG vessel with an overall cargo carrying capacity of 216 000 m3.
The deliveries to Petrobangla are being made under a long-term sale and purchase agreement (SPA), signed in September 2017, between Qatargas and Petrobangla, for the supply up to 2.5 million tpy of LNG for 15 years.
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