RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) celebrated another major achievement this week when its first long-term chartered liquefied natural gas (LNG) Q-Max carrier ? the Al Dafna.
RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) celebrated another major achievement this week when its first long-term chartered liquefied natural gas (LNG) Q-Max carrier ? the Al Dafna - delivered its first cargo to Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS). The Al Dafna is RasGas" first Q-Max carrier and was delivered for service in October this year.
The vessel departed Ras Laffan on its maiden voyage to South Korea on October 27, arriving at Inchon Terminal in South Korea on November 11.
?South Korea is a major market for RasGas and KOGAS is the world"s largest buyer of LNG. What makes this delivery very special for us is that KOGAS was RasGas" first long-term customer,? said RasGas" Marketing Executive Khalid Sultan Al Kuwari.
?We take great pride in the fact that we have continued to strengthen our relationship and continued to meet their needs,? Kuwari said.
RasGas and KOGAS currently have two joint long-term sales and purchase agreements encompassing the delivery of approximately 7 million tonnes of LNG per year (Mta).
?We are elated to be delivering our first Q-Max cargo to KOGAS; our first and longest standing customer. This latest delivery reinforces our commitment to ensuring secure and reliable delivery of LNG to our global customer base,? said RasGas" Commercial and Shipping Group Manager Nasser Al Naimi. Q-Max vessels are currently the largest LNG carriers in the world with a carrying capacity of up to 266,000 cubic metres.
Her addition brings the RasGas long term chartered fleet up to 27 vessels.