Beijing Gas gets commissioning cargo at Tianjin Nangang LNG terminal

China’s Beijing Gas has received the commissioning cargo for the first phase of its Tianjin Nangang LNG import terminal in the Tianjin south port industrial zone.

Beijing Gas said in a statement on Wednesday that the 174,000-cbm Maran Gas Pericles delivered the commissioning cargo for the terminal’s first phase which has a capacity of 5 mtpa, 4 220,000-cbm LNG storage tanks, a jetty, and the connecting pipeline.

According to its AIS data provided by VesselsValue, the 2016-built LNG carrier, owned by Greece’s Maran Gas, delivered the first LNG shipment to the terminal from Shell’s QCLNG plant on Curtis Island near Gladstone, Australia.

Beijing Gas launches first phase of Tianjin Nangang LNG terminal
Image: Beijing Gas

Beijing Gas said in December last year it had completed the construction on the first phase of the LNG terminal.

This included two LNG storage tanks incorporating GTT’s GST membrane containment technology. Two other LNG tanks in the first phase do not have GTT’s tech.

The state-owned gas distributor is building in total ten LNG storage tanks at the facility in three phases.

Moreover, the terminal in the Tianjin south port industrial zone will have four tanks in the second and two in the third phase.

These membrane containment tanks feature GTT’s GST technology as well.

Beijing Gas gets commissioning cargo at Tianjin Nangang LNG terminal
Image: Beijing Gas

Beijing Gas previously said it expects to complete the second phase by the end of 2023, while the two tanks from the third phase should go online in 2024.

The firm did not provide an update regarding the launch of the next two phases.

The completion of the terminal will significantly boost Beijing’s natural gas peak and emergency storage capacity and increase the city’s energy security, as well as in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, it said.

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