Qatargas has delivered the first cargo of LNG on a Q-Flex LNG carrier to the Adriatic LNG receiving terminal in Italy.
The cargo aboard the Qatargas-chartered LNG vessel, Tembek, was loaded at Ras Laffan on 9th June 2020 and delivered to the Adriatic LNG terminal on 21st June 2020.
The Adriatic LNG terminal is located 14 kilometres offshore of Porto Levante in the northern Adriatic near Rovigo, Italy.It is the world’s first offshore gravity-based LNG regasification terminal.
The terminal is operated by ExxonMobil (70%), Qatar Terminal (23%), a subsidiary of Qatar Petroleum, and Snam (7%). The terminal is connected to the Italian national distribution network through integrated pipelines.
The terminal has a regasification capacity of 8 billion cubic metres of LNG per year (equal to half the total Italian LNG import capacity) and it currently supplies over 10% of the country’s natural gas requirements.