The Zeebrugge LNG terminal achieved another milestone, as the Al Dafna LNG carrier docked. With this development, the terminal saw its first call ever of a Q-Max vessel, the largest LNG carriers in service.
In Zeebrugge LNG terminal, LNG carriers of all types and sizes can dock, from small 2,000 m3 LNG carriers up to the largest 266,000 m3 Q-Max LNG vessels.
In addition, a full Q-Max cargo serves the yearly need of more than 75,000 households heating with gas.
In addition, ample pipe gas take away capacity is available for delivery throughout Northwest Europe. The terminal is also directly linked into the Belgian, UK, Dutch, German and French gas markets.
Moreover, there are various options for downstream small-scale LNG distribution, such as:
- Loading of small LNG carriers;
- LNG bunkering ships;
- LNG trailers to supply LNG as low-carbon energy for ships, trucks and remote industry not connected into a gas pipeline network.
In a similar development, Qatargas has delivered the first LNG cargo on a Q-Flex vessel to Greece’s Revithoussa LNG Terminal. This is for the first time that a Q-Flex LNG ship has called at the terminal, since it expanded last year.
The cargo was loaded at the Ras Laffan Terminal in Qatar on 3rd July 2019, and it arrived at the Revithoussa Terminal on board the Q-Flex vessel ‘Al Gharrafa’, on 20 July 2019.