Qatari LNG producer RasGas delivered the first cargo at the second jetty of Fluxys-operated Zeebrugge LNG terminal in Belgium.
Unloading of the RasGas-chartered 145,602-cbm Milaha Qatar was part of the jetty’s operational tests in view of commissioning the new facility, Fluxys said in a statement on Friday.
RasGas supplies Belgium with LNG under a long-term deal signed back in 2004.
Fluxys noted in its statement that the performance testing for large LNG vessels at the second jetty follows the loading tests the Belgian company conducted for small LNG carriers.
The second jetty, expected to be operational by the end of this year, will be able to accommodate LNG carriers with capacities ranging from 2,000 cbm to 217,000 cbm.
The addition of the new jetty will also allow two LNG carriers to be unloaded or loaded at the same time at the Zeebrugge terminal.