Sinopec Expands Tianjin Terminal Regas Capacity
The second phase expansion of Sinopec’s Tianjin LNG terminal, near Beijing, is progressing on schedule with the completion of the regasification capacity expansion work, the company said in a statement December 3.
With this, the terminal's regasification capacity has increased to 45mn m3/day, including the newly added capacity of 30mn m3/d. Sinopec said it will continue with the construction of LNG storage tanks and docks. The company plans to add five LNG storage tanks in the second phase - each with a capacity of 220,000 m3.
Once the second phase is fully commissioned, the terminal’s regasification capacity will rise to 10.8mn metric tons/year from 3mn mt/yr, Sinopec said. The terminal began commercial operations in February 2018 with a cargo from Australia. It supplies to downstream customers in Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei and Shandong.
Meanwhile, Sinopec said that the Tianjin terminal has unloaded 130 LNG vessels since the start of commercial operations. In addition to its Tianjin terminal, Sinopec operates a terminal at Beihai and at Qingdao in Shandong province.