CNOOC tests giant Binhai LNG tank

China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) has hydro tested one of the six giant LNG storage tanks at its Binhai LNG import terminal in Jiangsu.

The state-owned energy giant is building six LNG tanks with a capacity of 270,000 cbm under the Phase I expansion project of its “Yancheng Green Energy Port”.

These are the world’s largest LNG storage tanks, such as those five at CNOOC’s Zhuhai LNG import terminal in Guangdong, according to CNOOC.

The tanks add to the already four existing tanks with a capacity of 220,000 cbm at the LNG terminal located in Yancheng Binhai Port Industrial Park, forming the largest storage LNG base in China, the firm claims.

In September last year, CNOOC completed raising the roofs on all of the six 270,000-cbm LNG storage tanks.

CNOOC Gas & Power, a unit of CNOOC, said in a statement on Wednesday that the hydraulic test of Tank No. 9 was recently completed.

This procedure, also known as hydrostatic testing, ensures LNG tank safety and reliability.

The successful completion of the test lays a solid foundation for the tank to achieve mechanical completion, CNOOC Gas & Power said.

China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) has tested one of six giant LNG storage tanks at its Binhai LNG import terminal in Jiangsu.
Image: CNOOC Gas & Power

CNOOC Gas & Power said it will now work to complete the tank wall plates and hydro testing of other five tanks.

In August, CNOOC received the 30th cargo of liquefied natural gas at its Jiangsu-Binhai LNG import terminal since September last year.

The LNG terminal received its 15th cargo in May this year, while LNG producer Qatargas, a unit of QatarEnergy, delivered the first LNG cargo on September 26, 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.

- Advertisements -

Most Popular

Golden Pass LNG contractor Zachry files for bankruptcy

US construction company Zachry said on Tuesday it has filed for bankruptcy, initiating a structured exit from the Golden...

Hoegh LNG: commissioning of Brazilian FSRU completed

Commissioning of the FSRU Hoegh Giant which serves Cosan's LNG import terminal in Brazil's port of Santos has been...

Kinder Morgan secures more time for Gulf LNG export project

US energy company Kinder Morgan and its partners have secured more time from the US FERC to add liquefaction...

More News Like This

China’s CNOOC completed more than 100,000 Binhai LNG truck loading ops

State-owned China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) has completed more than 100,000 truck loading operations at its Binhai LNG...

China’s LNG imports continue to rise

China, the world’s largest liquefied natural gas importer, increased its LNG imports by 31.5 percent in April compared to...

MOL’s LNG carrier equipped with new GTT containment tech delivered in China

China's Hudong-Zhonghua hosted a naming ceremony on Wednesday for MOL’s 174,000-cbm LNG carrier, Greenergy Ocean, equipped with GTT’s NO96...

China’s Huaying LNG import terminal nears launch

China's Huaying Natural Gas and Sinopec are nearing the launch of their liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in...