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Qatargas delivers 'largest single' LNG cargo at Turkey's Marmara Terminal




(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Qatargas on Saturday announced the 'safe delivery of the largest single cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the Marmara LNG Terminal in Turkey. 
The super-chilled LNG was delivered on board the Q-Flex vessel ‘Al Sheehaniya', which entered record books as the first ever Q-Flex vessel to call at the recently expanded Marmara LNG Terminal.
Qatargas chief executive officer Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa al-Thani said, 'The recent expansion of Marmara LNG Terminal allows Qatargas to send the world's largest LNG vessels to yet another LNG terminal in Turkey. With 14 LNG trains and a total annual production capacity of 77mn tonnes, Qatargas is ideally positioned to meet increasing customer demand for reliable LNG, and capture the economies of scale afforded by Q-Flex and Q-Max LNG vessels.
The Marmara LNG terminal is owned by BOTAS, the Turkish state-owned integrated gas company. The terminal was originally designed to accommodate conventional size vessels, and recently went through upgrades to accommodate both Q-Flex and Q-Max vessels. 
Al Sheehaniya is a Q-Flex class LNG vessel with an overall cargo carrying capacity of 210,000 m3. Al Sheehaniya loaded a cargo of nearly 207,000 m3 of LNG at the Ras Laffan terminal in Qatar on May 30 before heading to the Marmara LNG Terminal in Turkey.

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Qatargas delivers 'largest single' LNG cargo at Turkey's Marmara Terminal

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