Qatar Petroleum, Qatargas and RasGas celebrate the 10,000th LNG vessel loading at Ras Laffan Port
Qatar Petroleum (QP), Qatargas and RasGas celebrated the loading of the 10,000th liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from Ras Laffan Port on Monday, 9 May 2016.
The LNG cargo was loaded on board the Q-Max LNG carrier “Mozah,” which is bound for the South Hook LNG Terminal in the UK. The vessel, chartered by Qatargas from Nakilat, is among the new generation Q-Max LNG carrier, the largest type of LNG carriers in the world, which is able to load a full cargo of 260,000 cubic meters of LNG.
The milestone 5,000th LNG cargo was loaded from Ras Laffan Port in June 2011, nearly 15 years after the first loading in 1996, while the recent 10,000th LNG cargo milestone was achieved in just about 5 years’ time.
With RLIC providing the common facilities of land, infrastructure, port and cooling water, the companies based in Ras Laffan are in a strong position of growth and prosperity. Ras Laffan Port is ultra-modern and one of the top exporting ports in the Middle East and Asia. Since commencing operations in September 1996, the port and its berth facilities have been increased significantly to cater to the exports of new and expanded industries. With six operational LNG berths, the port is the world's premier LNG exporting facility and the only gateway for Qatar’s LNG. Ras Laffan Port provides an essential strategic link in the chain connecting gas production derived from the North Field with the end users of gas, liquid and associated products across the world.