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NSSMC steel used to build LNG storage tank in Japan

LNG Industry,

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC) announced that its 7% nickel steel will be used to build an LNG storage tank in Japan for imported shale gas from Canada.

The 7% nickel steel for LNG storage tank, developed by NSSMC, has been selected for an LNG storage tank to be constructed in a new LNG receiving terminal at Soma Port in Fukushima Prefecture.

The terminal is being constructed by Japan Petroleum Exploration (Japex). NSSMC has received an order to supply approximately 3500 tons of the 7% nickel steel from Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (IHI) which is a prime contractor for constructing the tank. The Soma LNG terminal is due to be completed by fiscal 2017 and will be the one for imported liquefied shale gas produced in British Columbia, Canada.

This is the third order for an LNG storage tank, following an order received for the Senboku-I No. 5 tank (Osaka Gas) in 2012 and an order received for the Chita Midorihama tank (Toho Gas) in 2013.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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