The world’s largest liquefied natural gas producer Qatargas has delivered the first Q-Flex cargo of the chilled fuel to the Summit LNG floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) located offshore Bangladesh.
The cargo, aboard Qatargas-chartered 210,000-cbm Al Safliya, was loaded at Ras Laffan Port on December 27, 2019, and delivered to the FSRU on January 14, 2020, Qatargas said.
This is the first commercial open water ship-to-ship transfer involving a Q-Flex vessel delivering to Petrobangla at their Summit LNG terminal (SLNG).
SLNG is a project jointly developed by Excelerate Energy and the Bangladesh Oil, Gas & Mineral Corporation (Petrobangla) on a build, own and operate basis. The FSRU SUMMIT LNG is under a 15-year charter deal to Petrobangla and carried the inaugural LNG cargo from Qatar in April 2018.
The deliveries to Petrobangla are made under a long-term sale and purchase agreement (SPA) signed in September 2017 between Qatargas and Petrobangla to supply up to 2.5 million tonnes of LNG per annum for 15 years.