Qatargas Delivers 1st Cargo to India's Ennore Terminal
State-run Qatargas has delivered its first LNG cargo to India's Ennore LNG receiving terminal located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, it said on February 28. The cargo was delivered aboard a Q Flex vessel.
“The Q-Flex vessel, Al Nuaman, was loaded with 147,000 m3 of LNG on February 11 at Ras Laffan Port, and called at Ennore terminal, near the southern city of Chennai, on February 20 and becomes the largest LNG carrier to call Ennore LNG terminal.” Qatargas said. The cargo was delivered to Indian Oil LNG Private, a subsidiary of state-run Indian Oil Corporation, which operates the 5mn metric tons/year terminal.
Earlier in February 2019, Qatargas had helped commission the Ennore terminal by supplying LNG volumes, which were delivered by the Swiss commodity trader, Gunvor. The terminal has two above ground storage tank, with a capacity of 180,000 m3 each, and two 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 m3 capacity.
In addition to the Ennore terminal, another LNG receiving terminal in Mundra, Gujarat, was commissioned by Qatargas in early 2020. The country is set to commission Jaigarh LNG receiving terminal in Maharashtra later this year, in addition to undertaking a host of other gas-related infrastructure projects.