Qatargas on Tuesday announced the delivery of the first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) on a Q-Flex LNG carrier to the Adriatic LNG receiving terminal in Italy.
The cargo aboard the Qatargas-chartered LNG vessel, ‘Tembek,‘ was loaded at Ras Laffan on June 9 and delivered to the Adriatic LNG terminal on June 21.
This is the first cargo discharge operation by Qatargas to this LNG terminal involving a Q-Flex LNG carrier.
The Adriatic LNG terminal is located some 14km offshore of Porto Levante in the northern Adriatic near Rovigo. It is the world's first offshore gravity-based LNG regasification terminal.
The terminal is operated by ExxonMobil (70%), Qatar Terminal Ltd (23%), a subsidiary of Qatar Petroleum, and Snam (7%). The terminal is connected to the Italian national distribution network through integrated pipelines.
The terminal has a regasification capacity of 8bn cubic metres of LNG per year (equal to half the total Italian LNG import capacity) and it currently supplies over 10% of the country’s natural gas requirements, Qatargas said.