Qatar Terminal and Fluxys LNG have signed a long-term LNG Services Agreement for the Zeebrugge LNG terminal.
Under the agreement, Qatar Terminal subscribes unloading slots at the facility from the expiry of the current long-term unloading contracts and up to 2044.
His Excellency Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Qatar’s minister of state for energy and president and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, says: ‘We believe this will further support our customers in Belgium and Europe in general, by providing them access to reliable LNG supplies from Qatar and allowing them to maximise the utilisation of such supplies.
‘Qatar Petroleum has long invested in and anchored LNG receiving terminal capacity in Europe, a key LNG market, as part of our supply destination portfolio diversification strategy. We continue to be committed to supporting the EU’s energy policies and to providing reliable energy supplies into Europe.’
Pascal De Buck, CEO and chairman of the executive board of Fluxys Belgium, adds: ‘This agreement further extends our long-standing cooperation with Qatari partners, secures long-term activity at the Zeebrugge terminal and further strengthens the facility’s position as a versatile LNG gateway into Europe offering customers optimum destination flexibility.’