GAC informed that as Jordan steps up its LNG imports, the company was entrusted with handling the first gas carriers to offload at Aqaba.
The country has signed a sales and purchase agreement with Shell for the delivery of nearly 17 million cubic meters per day of gas, equal to approximately 25% of the National Electric Power Company’s daily needs, signaling an increase in demand for shipping and logistics services to support incoming LNG carriers, the company said in a statement.
GAC Jordan acted as agent for the Golar Eskimo when it made its port call to offload 144,218 cubic meters of LNG from Qatar.
The company delivered a host of integrated services to the vessel including online connectivity and resupply, whilst also taking care of all the vessel’s manpower, equipment and marine assets needs.
GAC Jordan has handled ship-to-ship transfers of LNG from the Castillo De Santisteban, the first LNG carrier to call at Aqaba, and the SCF Melampus, to the Golar Eskimo. After loading, the LNG was regasified and pumped as natural gas to the NEPCO’s power stations.
The GAC team also coordinated the placement of six pneumatic fenders to create a protective buffer alongside the FSRU, the first operation of its kind to be conducted in the country.
GAC Jordan Managing Director Ghassoub Kawar said that having handled the first FSRU to call at the port’s new terminal, the company expects to handle about 4 LNG carriers each month.