Summit LNG completes first Ship-to-Ship transfer of LNG

Staff Correspondent

26th May, 2019 11:41:49 printer

Summit LNG successfully completed its first Ship-to-Ship (STS) transfer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) at 6 km off Moheshkhali in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday, said a statement.

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 the LNG from Bethioua, Algeria. RupantaritaPrakritik Gas Co Ltd (RPGCL ) certified the completion of this transfer on behalf of Petrobangla.

The next STS transfer is due in early June, 2019.

On reaching this milestone 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."

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 April 29, 2019. It had carried LNG from Qatar and later regasified liquefied natural gas (RLNG) before supplying it to the National Gas Grid.