24 May 2019Back
‘Summit LNG’ successfully completes its first ship-to-ship transfer of liquefied natural gas (LNG)
Photo caption: (Left) ‘Summit LNG’ received 159,000 cubic meters of LNG from tanker (on right) using flexible transfer hoses and after regasifying LNG supplied to the National Gas Grid via subsea pipeline.
(Moheshkhali, Bangladesh) 24th May 2019, Friday: On 23rd May 2019, Thursday at 20:59 hours ‘Summit LNG’ successfully completed its first Ship-to-Ship (STS) transfer of LNG at 6 km off Moheshkhali in Bay of Bengal. Summit’s floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) – ‘Summit LNG’ received 159,000 cubic meters of LNG from Oman Trading International. The transfer was done using flexible transfer hoses. The LNG tanker “Creole Spirit” carried LNG from Bethioua, Algeria. RPGCL (Rupantarita Prakritik Gas Co Ltd) on behalf of Petrobangla certified the completion of this transfer. The next STS transfer is due in early June 2019.
On reaching this milestone the Founder Chairman of Summit Group Muhammed Aziz Khan said, “At Summit, we are grateful to receive the opportunity to prove the abilities of Bangladesh, on schedule implementation of power projects, LNG Projects and now terminalling. Each (project) proves the technological prowess and implementing ability of Bangladesh.”
Chairman of Petrobangla and RPGCL Md. Ruhul Amin commented, "We are very proud of the successful completion of Summit's Ship-to-Ship LNG transfer commissioned by RPGCL on behalf Petrobangla."
About Summit LNG Terminal Co Ltd:
Summit LNG Terminal Co Ltd (SLNG) is a subsidiary of Summit Power International (SPI) and is a company of Summit-Mitsubishi consortium. The ‘Summit LNG’ began commercial supply date (CSD) in Bangladesh on 29th April 2019. It had carried LNG from Qatar and later regasified liquefied natural gas (RLNG) before supplying it to the National Gas Grid.