SLNG terminal performs first small-scale reload

June 20, 2017

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SLNG announced on June 20 2017, that it has successfully performed its first small-scale LNG Gas-Up/Cool-Down and Reload at its terminal on Jurong Island. The operation was carried out from 18-20 June 2017 for the newly built, 6,500cbm, Cardissa, an LNG bunker vessel owned by Shell and co-financed by the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility that will serve customers in Northwest Europe.

The operation was conducted at the SLNG Terminal’s secondary jetty, which is originally designed to accommodate LNG vessels from 60,000cbm to 265,000cbm in size. Detailed compatibility studies were carried out in advance to ensure that the vessel could safely call at the jetty. Prior to this, the smallest LNGC that had called at the SLNG Terminal for unloading or reloading was about 65,000cbm in size.

SLNG is already looking ahead to further enhance its capabilities in the small-scale LNG area, by exploring possible modifications to the secondary jetty to accommodate LNG vessels as small as 2,000cbm. This is expected to come onstream in 2019.

Edited from SLNG press release.