PAO NOVATEK has announced that OAO Yamal LNG has started using a dedicated LNG transshipment tank at the Zeebrugge LNG terminal in Belgium as part of a 20-year transshipment agreement between the project’s subsidiary Yamal Trade and Fluxys LNG NV/SA.
The dedicated LNG tank was built specifically for the transshipment needs of Yamal LNG with a capacity of 180 000 m3, allowing the project to transship up to 8 million tpy of LNG.
“The LNG tank construction for Yamal LNG began in Zeebrugge in 2015 and its commissioning is a key milestone for the project,” noted Lev Feodosyev, NOVATEK’s First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board.
“The use of a dedicated LNG tank increases the reliability of LNG supplies from Yamal LNG under long-term offtake agreements, as well as increases the number of LNG cargos transshipped in Europe for delivery to other markets, and, primarily, the fastest growing markets in Asia.”
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