Jaigarh FSRU arrives
According to vessel tracking data, the 145,000 cu m FSRU ‘GDF Suez Cape Ann’ has arrived offshore India's Mashrata state. She is due to operate as the 4 mill tonnes per year Jaigarh LNG import terminal. Indian independent H-Energy's Jaigarh import facility will use the FSRU in conjunction with a 60 km pipeline linking Jaigarh to the national grid at Dabhol. The project was initially expected to start commercial operations by the end of last year, but an extended monsoon season delayed the completion of the pipeline. Once in operation, Jaigarh will be India's fifth west coast terminal and the first of H-Energy's planned terminals to come on line.
Yamal exceeds 30 mill tonnes
Yamal LNG has shipped 30 mill tonnes of LNG since it started operations. The Arc7 ‘Nikolay Yevgenov’ recently loaded the 411th cargo to reach this milestone since the start-up of Train 1 in December, 2017. The project is currently exceeding its design capacity of 16.5 mill tonnes per annum. For example, in 2019, the first full year of simultaneous operation of all three liquefaction trains, Yamal LNG produced 18.4 mill tonnes of LNG, exceeding the plant's design capacity by 11% or 1.9 mill tonnes.
LNG export plant reaches milestone
EG LNG, the LNG liquefaction and export terminal located on Equatorial Guinea’s Bioko Island, loaded its 700th gas cargo last week. The terminal has now been in operation for 13 years. Operated by Marathon Oil Corp with shareholders Marubeni, Mitsui & Co and state-owned Sociedad Nacional de Gas (SONAGAS), the plant, which allowed for the monetisation of the Alba gas field, delivered its first cargo on 24th May, 2007.
GasLog introduces Argentine terminals training
GasLog has signed an annual contract to train its LNGC officers in Siport21 Ship Simulation Centre. The company said that this continues its crews’ safety focus. This agreement includes the development of real-time ship manoeuvring simulation training programmes in which the attendees will improve their knowledge of the Argentine LNG terminals of Bahia Blanca and Escobar. Following training, GasLog claimed that its navigating officers will have improved their knowledge of the most complicated navigation areas and, therefore, the safety of the manoeuvres, contributing to facilitate the communication and co-operation between pilots and bridge staff. GasLog said that specific vessel models will be used in the training programmes, and will include transiting the access channels and manoeuvring areas to the FSRU and FLNG units moored at Escobar and Bahia Blanca, respectively. In addition, attendees will carry out emergency manoeuvres in order to improve their reactions to unforeseen sudden events.
Bechtel signs Port Arthur EPC agreement
Sempra Energy’s Port Arthur LNG and Bechtel Oil, Gas, and Chemicals, have signed a fixed-price engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the Port Arthur LNG liquefaction project. Under the terms of the EPC, Bechtel will carry out the detailed engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, startup, performance testing and operator training activities for the project. In addition, the agreement also covers continuing pre-final investment decision (pre-FID) engineering to better ensure project cost and schedule certainty. Port Arthur LNG’s project will initially include two liquefaction trains, two LNG storage tanks, a marine berth and associated loading facilities, and related infrastructure necessary to provide liquefaction services, with a nameplate capacity of around 13.5 mill tonnes per annum of LNG.