China’s Sinopec has started the construction of five liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tanks as it advances an expansion project at its Tianjin terminal, according to reports.
The Phase 2 development plan includes five new tanks with storage capacity of 220,000 cubic meters each, as well as a new berth for LNG vessels. Completion is expected by the end of 2021, the firm said in a statement last week.
The project will see the Tianjin terminal’s capacity to expand by 4.8 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) to 10.8 Mtpa. It will also enable Sinopec to supply 13.6 Bcm/y of gas.
The terminal was commissioned in March 2018.