Upgradation vital for LNG supply chain: RasGas chief
TRIBUNE NEWS NETWORK
THE two-day 57th meeting of the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO) began in Doha on Tuesday. The meet is being hosted by RasGas and Qatargas.
Delivering the keynote address at the forum, Qatar Petroleum Vice-Chairman and RasGas Managing Director Hamad Rashid al Mohannadi, said, “Shipping and terminal access are integral parts of the LNG supply chain. These are the two most important links for secured and reliable delivery of LNG to the global customer base.
“All parties here today share a common single interest to ensure the technical integrity and operational security of the international transportation chain for LNG. The exchange of best practices and shared values, as well as exploring recent developments and innovations relating to loading, discharge terminals and floating LNG is vital.” Qatar is in possession of the world’s most flexible LNG shipping fleet consisting of 71 long-term chartered LNG carriers in three classes. Qatar delivers LNG to 23 countries across four continents.
Qatar took a leap in the capacities of its LNG carriers, with many innovative features to maximise cargo deliveries and to ensure the highest levels of safety and reliability.
SIGTTO promotes best practices and the exchange of technical information and experience among members of the industry to enhance the safety and operational reliability of gas tankers and terminals.
One hundred and eightythree SIGTTO members representing 102 companies from around the globe are taking part in the meet.