GAC handles first LNG at Aqaba

GAC handles first LNG at Aqaba
Published: 20 August 2015 - 2:24 a.m.

As Jordan steps up its LNG imports, GAC has been entrusted with handling the first gas carriers to offload at Aqaba.

The country has signed a sales and purchase agreement with Shell for the delivery of nearly 17mn cubic meters per day of gas.

The amount is equal to approximately 25% of the National Electric Power Company’s daily needs, signaling an increase in demand for shipping and logistics services to support incoming Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carriers.

GAC Jordan acted as agent for the ‘Golar Eskimo’ when it made its port call to offload 144,218 cubic meters of LNG from Qatar.

As Golar’s agent and partner of choice in the country, GAC Jordan delivered a host of integrated services to the vessel including online connectivity and resupply, whilst also taking care of all the vessel’s manpower, equipment and marine assets needs.

GAC Jordan has handled ship-to-ship transfers of LNG from the ‘Castillo De Santisteban’, the first LNG carrier to call at Aqaba, and the ‘SCF Melampus’, to the ‘Golar Eskimo”.

After loading, the LNG was regasified and pumped as natural gas to the NEPCO’s power stations.

“As the government of Jordan seeks additional supplies to meet energy demand, GAC Jordan is looking forward to handling more gas carriers at Aqaba,” said GAC Jordan managing director Ghassoub Kawar.

“Having handled the first FSRU to call at the port’s new terminal, we are now ramping up to handle many more vessels in the near future; with about 4 LNG carriers expected each month.”
 


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