FIRST Q-max TANKER ARRIVES AT DUNKERQUE LNG TERMINAL
Sunday 19, November 2017, Dunkerque LNG received his first LNG tanker Q-max, Al Dafna, at the Dunkirk LNG terminal. Q-Max is the largest type of LNG tanker in the world.
Less than a year after its commercial start-up, the reception of this sea-giant is an important milestone for Dunkerque LNG’s team. The jetty of the terminal was designed to receive up to the largest LNG carriers in the world and the staff trained to carry on the unloading operations for such LNG tankers.
“The arrival of Rasgas’ Qmax Al Dafna at the Dunkirk regasification terminal has been an opportunity for Dunkerque LNG and its subsidiary Gaz-Opale to confirm its know-how and expertise”, declared Béatrice Prud’homme, President of Dunkerque LNG.
Measuring 345 m long and 54 m wide, Q-Max can carry on until 266 000 m2 of liquefied natural gas (LNG). There are only 14 LNG tankers of this type in the world and all are dedicated to Qatar’s deliveries.
Dunkerque LNG SAS, owner and operator of the LNG terminal in Dunkirk, is a subsidiary of EDF (65%), Fluxys (25%), and Total (10%). Commissioned on January 1, 2017, the terminal has a regasification capacity of 13 billion cubic meters per year, or 20% of annual French and Belgian natural gas consumption, making it the second-largest LNG terminal in continental Europe. It is also the only one to be linked to two markets, France and Belgium. Gaz-Opale, a subsidiary of Dunkerque LNG (51%) and Fluxys (49%), operates the terminal. (Source and image: EDF)
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