Qatarenergy and Qatargas celebrate 30,000th successful ship loading from Ras Laffan
Marking a historic milestone for the energy industry in the State of Qatar, QatarEnergy and Qatargas celebrated the safe and successful loading of the 30,000th vessel from the Qatargas-operated terminals in the Port of Ras Laffan. The LNG cargo was loaded on board the Q-Max LNG carrier chartered by Qatargas “Mekaines”.
Commenting on the occasion, His Excellency Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, Chairman and CEO of QatarEnergy, said: “30,000 ship loads from Ras Laffan port is certainly a historic achievement for Qatargas and Ras Port de Laffan, as well as for Qatar’s energy industry. It once again demonstrates the ability of the State of Qatar to deliver cleaner energy to every corner of the world in a safe, reliable and timely manner. As the developer of the world’s largest port facility for LNG and other associated products such as LPG, GTL products, condensates, refining products and sulphur, QatarEnergy is keen to maintain the position of Qatargas Ras Laffan Terminals as a leading export facility for cleaner energy.
His Excellency Minister Al-Kaabi added: “This is very important as we embark on a massive expansion of the North Field to increase Qatar’s LNG production capacity from 77 million tonnes currently to 126 million tonnes per year. , and the corresponding increase in the export volume of various associated and refined products.
HE the Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the Chairman and CEO of QatarEnergy concluded his remarks by thanking Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chairman and CEO of Qatargas, and the management and staff of the company for their dedication, commitment and unique expertise that led to this historic achievement, which adds to the long history of Qatargas achievements.
This milestone was marked by a special ceremony, at Ras Laffan Industrial City, attended by senior officials from QatarEnergy, Qatargas and Nakilat.
With growing demand for the wide range of products produced in RLIC, Qatargas Terminals is poised to ensure that these products are loaded reliably and safely. Qatargas terminals are responsible for handling approximately three million barrels of oil equivalent of LNG and non-LNG products each day.
Qatargas terminals at Ras Laffan Industrial City commenced operations in 1996. The port and its berth facilities have grown significantly over time to cater to exports from new and expanded industries. With six operational LNG berths, Ras Laffan Port is the world’s premier LNG export facility and the only gateway for LNG from Qatar to reach its global customers. It also has seven berths for non-LNG product loading, a sulfur loading facility and two offshore Single Point Mooring (SPM) buoys for condensate loading. The Port is an essential strategic link in the chain linking gas production from the North Field to end users of LNG.
Qatargas, the world’s largest LNG company operating the terminal, has a current LNG production capacity of 77 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa); and manages the export of products of an oil equivalent amount of one million barrels per day.
Source: Qatargas Operating Company