China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) has commissioned four new 160,000 m3 LNG tanks at its Tangshan LNG receiving terminal.
The tanks can now supply gas to an external pipeline. The terminal is now China’s largest domestic LNG receiving terminal, with eight tanks with a combined capacity of 1.28 million m3.
CNPC says that the main part of the construction project achieved 8.06 million safe labour hours, with no safety incidents, environmental pollution incidents, or personal injuries. The construction work was carried out by PetroChina Jingtang LNG and Beijing Gas Group, and broke a number of industry records. Construction teams completed the 1,440 pile foundations in just 66 days. For the first time in China, all four storage tanks were raised in the same year, with two raised on the same day. This was partly due to the use of innovative vertical seam automatic welding technology.