Qatargas announced that the 5000th LNG cargo from the Common LNG Storage and Loading Asset in Ras Laffan Industrial City was recently loaded on board the Q-Flex vessel ‘AL KARAANA’ at Ras Laffan port.
The 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 berths 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 at Ras Laffan port and delivered to customers across the globe.
To mark the 5000th loading milestone, a ceremony was held on board the Q-Flex vessel, attended by senior officials from Qatargas and RasGas and the Ship Master.
The Common LNG storage and loading facilities include twelve LNG tanks, eight of which have a storage capacity of 140 000 m3 each and four with a capacity of 85 000 m3 each. The facility also recovers boil-off gas (BOG) from the LNG tanks. The recovered gas is supplied to the LNG trains as fuel gas. Five LNG loading berths are also part of the facility.
In addition, the Common LNG storage and Loading facilities also operate the jetty BOG recovery units, which recover BOG during LNG ship loading, compress it and send it back to the LNG ventures to be used as fuel gas.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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