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    Jordan's Aqaba Port Gets First Qatari LNG

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Aqaba port in Jordan has received its first Qatari LNG cargo, Qatar News Agency reported Saturday.

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Jordan's Aqaba Port Gets First Qatari LNG

Aqaba port in Jordan has received its first Qatari LNG cargo, Qatar News Agency reported Saturday.

The port of Aqaba said in a statement that it took three hours to fully unload the shipment. A Maltese ship called Castillo de Sebastian was carrying the 160,000 cubic meters of Qatari LNG, Qatar News Agency added.

Late last month BAM International said it completed the €65-million-project ($73 million) to construct the Aqaba LNG terminal for Jordan’s Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC).

BAM handed over the project on 23 June, two months ahead of schedule, the Dutch company said in a statement.

In partnership with sister company BAM Contractors from Ireland and Jordan’s engineering company MAG, BAM International designed, built and commissioned an LNG jetty with approach trestle, including the mechanical, engineering and piping services, buildings, infrastructure works and tug jetty berth for attending tugs within 17 months.

The LNG terminal forms part of ADC’s plan for developing Aqaba’s energy ports. The government has tasked ADC to develop Jordan’s energy intake capabilities to ensure a consistent supply of energy.