Brazil terminal receives 1st Q-Flex vessel from RasGas

Al-Huwaila, the vessel carrying LNG cargo from RasGas, has arrived for the first time at the Bahia Regasification Terminal (TRBA) in Baía de Todos os Santos in Salvador, RasGas said in a statement.

The cargo delivered by the Korean-built Q-flex liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier, is the largest to arrive at Petrobras’ third and most recently-opened LNG terminal, RasGas said. Petrobras is a Brazilian multinational energy corporation headquartered in Rio de Janeiro.

RasGas chief marketing and shipping officer Khalid Sultan R al-Kuwari said: “The arrival of our fully-loaded Q-flex vessel at Bahia extends our larger ships’ reach to 56 terminals in 18 countries across the globe allowing for greater cost-efficiency for our customers. This is an example of RasGas’ flexible operations and we look forward to continue supporting Petrobras in meeting its growing demand for cleaner energy in the form of LNG.”

Petrobras executive manager for Gas & Power Marketing and Trading Rodrigo Vilanova added: “Receiving this fully-loaded Q-flex vessel at our Bahia Regasification terminal is an important milestone as it increases our capacity to receive larger LNG ships in Brazil. LNG is a key source of supply to the Brazilian natural gas market and RasGas is a strategic LNG supplier to Petrobras.”

RasGas’ integrated shipping fleet consists of 27 long-term chartered LNG vessels. The fleet’s variety of 14 conventional ships, 12 Q-flex, and one Q-Max vessel enhances RasGas’ flexibility to meet global demand. Gulf Times