Gibraltar tests unloading procedures at its small-scale LNG facility

Gibraltar tests unloading procedures at its small-scale LNG facilityImage courtesy of John Cortes (@cortes_john)

The small-scale LNG import and regasification facility in Gibraltar made a step forward with the unloading procedures test completed on Thursday. 

A statement by the Gibraltar ministry of education, heritage, environment, energy and climate change notes that the LNG carrier Coral Methane “rehearsed its berthing procedures at the new terminal at the end of the North Mole.”

The staff was also able to test the facility’s loading arm and safety systems the statement reads.

John Cortes, Gibraltar’s minister for environment, energy and climate change said, “Last night gave us the chance to take on some gas, thus testing our unloading systems and procedures in the most realistic manner possible and I am delighted to say that everything went extremely smoothly.”

He added that over the weeks ahead, tests will continue. In a brief statement through his social media channels Cortes added that commissioning of gas generators at the power station are to follow soon.

To remind, Shell is developing Gibraltar’s small-scale LNG facility under a contract signed with the government in 2016.

The facility has five storage tanks with a total capacity of 5000 cubic meters and a jetty for small-scale LNG carriers, with potential for LNG bunkering operations at the facility in the future.

The regasification unit will be operated by Shell’s unit Gasnor.

Share this article

Follow LNG World News

Events>

<< Mar 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
25 26 27 28 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

6th Mozambique Gas Summit & Exhibition

The CWC Group and ENH would like to thank all attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors…

read more >

LNG2019

LNG2019 is presented by the IGU, GTI and IIR, supported by the Shanghai Government and hosted by China LNG Association, China Gas Society, The Chinese Association of Refrigeration and China Gas Association.

read more >

CWC World Gas & Power Series – Brazil & the Americas Summit

Meet with the Gas, LNG & Power Industry in Brazil & the Americas

read more >

Downstream 2019

Renowned as the most significant global meeting place for Downstream professionals…

read more >