Qatargas Ships First Q-Max LNG Cargo to Tianjin LNG
Qatari LNG supplier Qatargas announced on November 17 it had used a Q-Max LNG carrier (LNGC) for the first time to ship LNG cargo to the Tianjin LNG terminal China.
The Qatargas-chartered Al Mafyar LNGC was loaded on October 21 and arrived at Tianjin, near Beijing, on November 10. The Q-Max is the largest LNGC class in the world, with a 266,000-m3 capacity.
The 6mn metric ton/year Tianjin LNG terminal is owned and operated by China's Sinopec, and is undergoing an expansion to raise its capacity to 10.8mn mt/yr. It was brought online on February 2018 and has since handled over 200 LNG cargoes. China has 22 LNG regasification terminals in total, of which 11 can accommodate Q-Max LNGCs.
(picture courtesy of Qatargas)