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Qatargas LNG vessel makes first call at India's Ennore

Christian Fernsby |
Qatargas has delivered a liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo aboard a Q-Flex vessel to India’s Ennore LNG receiving terminal, the first ever call by a Qatargas-chartered vessel at this terminal.

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Topics: QATAR    INDIA   

The Q-Flex vessel, Al Nuaman, was loaded with 147,000 cubic metres of LNG on 11th February at Ras Laffan Port, and called at Ennore terminal, near the southern Indian city of Chennai, on 20th February and becomes the largest LNG carrier to call Ennore LNG terminal.

The cargo was delivered to Indian Oil LNG Private Limited, a subsidiary of Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), which operates the 5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) terminal.

Ennore LNG Terminal is situated inside Kamarajar Port, approximately 40kms from the heart of Chennai City, in the east coast of India.

The terminal has two above ground storage tank, with a capacity of 180,000 cubic metres each, and two 36’’ lines fitted along the jetty trestle that are used for transferring LNG unloaded from ship to the storage tanks.

The jetty can handle LNG vessels up to 266,000 cubic metres capacity.

The terminal is dedicated for LNG import, storage, regasification, and send-out.


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