Kuwait’s Al-Zour LNG terminal gets first cargo

Kuwait Petroleum’s unit KIPIC said it has received the first commissioning cargo at its new LNG import terminal in the Al-Zour area.

KIPIC said the LNG shipment arrived on Monday but it did not provide any additional information.

Nakilat’s 217,000-cbm Q-Flex LNG carrier Al Kharsaah delivered the cargo from Qatar’s Ras Laffan complex, according to its AIS data. The vessel serves a charter with LNG producing giant Qatargas.

Kuwait Petroleum formed KIPIC in 2016 to manage refinery, petrochemicals and LNG import operations in the giant Al-Zour complex.

The Al-Zour complex and the LNG import terminal are located some 90 kilometers south of the capital Kuwait City.

A South Korean consortium consisting of Hyundai E&C, Hyundai Engineering and Kogas built the $3 billion 22 mtpa terminal.

Kuwait’s Al-Zour LNG terminal gets first cargo
Image: KIPIC

The complex includes a regasification facility but also eight 225,000-cbm LNG storage tanks. This makes it one of the largest LNG import terminals in the world.

The start of the terminal has been delayed as KIPIC previously expected to launch the facility in 2020.

Moreover, Greece’s gas grid operator DESFA said in December it had secured a five-year contract from KIPIC to maintain and operate the LNG import facility.

- Advertisements -

Most Popular

Golar buys vessel for third FLNG project

Golar LNG has exercised its option to acquire the 148,000-cbm Moss-type carrier, Fuji LNG, which it aims to convert...

LNG carrier Golar Gandria sold for demolition

Floating LNG player Golar LNG has sold its 1977-built LNG carrier, Golar Gandria, for demolition, according to brokers. The 125,000-cbm...

Delta plans to start building Bac Lieu LNG-to-power project in 2024

Delta Offshore Energy (DOE) plans to start building its Bac Lieu LNG-to-power project in 2024 following the recent approval...

More News Like This

South Korean consortium completes Kuwait’s Al-Zour LNG import terminal

South Korea's Hyundai Engineering, a unit of Hyundai Motor Group, and its partners have completed what they say is...

Another LNG cargo lands at Kuwait’s Al-Zour terminal

Kuwait Petroleum’s unit KIPIC said it has received another cargo at its new LNG import terminal in the Al-Zour...

Qatargas says delivers first LNG cargo to Kuwait’s Al-Zour terminal

LNG producer Qatargas said it has delivered the first-ever cargo of LNG to help commission the new Al-Zour receiving...

Technip Energies scores Kuwait contract

France-based Technip Energies said it has secured a "significant" contract from Kuwait Petroleum’s unit KIPIC for various projects in...