China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) has completed hydro testing of all of the six giant LNG storage tanks at its Binhai LNG import terminal in Jiangsu.
The state-owned energy giant is building the 270,000 cbm tanks under the Phase I expansion project of its “Yancheng Green Energy Port”.
The six tanks at CNOOC’s LNG terminal located in Yancheng Binhai Port Industrial Park add to the already four existing tanks with a capacity of 220,000 cbm.
On January 20, 2024, the company completed hydro testing of all of the six LNG storage tanks, 71 days earlier than the original plan, according to a statement by CNOOC Gas & Power said.
This procedure, also known as hydrostatic testing, ensures LNG tank safety and reliability.
The successful completion of the tests lays a solid foundation for the mechanical completion of the entire project on schedule, CNOOC’s unit said.
In August last year, CNOOC received the 30th cargo of LNG at its Jiangsu-Binhai LNG import terminal since September 2022.
The terminal currently has a nominal capacity of three million tonnes of LNG per annum and can receive vessels with a capacity of between 80,000 cubic meters and 266,000 cubic meters.