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Qatargas makes first Q-Max LNG delivery to Dubai

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Qatargas has delivered LNG to the Dubai Supply Authority (DUSUP) LNG terminal for the first time on-board a Q-Max vessel.

The LNG terminal is located at the Jebel Ali Port.

The Q-Max vessel Lijmiliya has a capacity of 263 000 m3. The LNG carrier under charter to Qatargas is owned by Qatar Gas Transport Company Ltd (Nakilat) and operated by Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd (STASCo).

The LNG carrier was partially loaded with 150 000 m3 of LNG in the Port of Ras Laffan. It arrived alongside DUSUP’s 125 000 m3 Golar Freeze Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU), which is moored at a jetty in the Jebel Ali Port for unloading its cargo. 

This was the first time that a Q-Max vessel had called at Jebel Ali. The LNG carrier was berthed in daylight hours and it will take approximately two days to unload her cargo.

The LNG delivery is part of an agreement signed in 2008 between Qatargas 4 and Shell International LNG Supply for the supply of LNG to DUSUP in Dubai. The first Q-Flex cargo from Qatargas was delivered to DUSUP in November 2010.

Qatargas’ CEO said: “Qatargas has been safely and reliably delivering LNG to Dubai since November 2010 on board Q-Flex vessels. Today’s delivery marks the culmination of a lot of hard work by Qatargas, DUSUP, Nakilat and STASCo teams, taking an innovative risk based approach, to ensure that the Golar Freeze could safely receive LNG from the world’s largest LNG carrier.  The safe and efficient loading, transportation and discharge of LNG are crucial to maintaining Qatargas’ reliability as the world’s largest LNG producer and supplier.”

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