Stena Bulk has delivered the first LNG cargo to the first privately-owned LNG terminal in China.
Chinese gas distributor ENN invited the LNG carrier Stena Blue Sky to become the first vessel to unload at the new Xin’ao Terminal in Zhoushan, Ninbo region.
The terminal has a capacity of three million tonnes of LNG per year.
Erik Hånell, president and CEO of Stena Bulk, says: ‘Being ‘first in China’ is a very rare title and we are all proud we participated in such an event. Each one of the operations was distinct as each piece of terminal equipment was being operationally used for the first time. It took resourcefulness, patience and a problem-solving attitude, but it was a successful operation.’
Chinese companies build their own LNG terminals & import the fuel directly because they aim to meet higher demand and reduce their dependence on supplies of LNG from state-owned companies.