Qatargas delivers first Q-Max LNG Cargo to China

Qatargas delivered its first Q-Max LNG cargo to China late 2011.
Delivered on board the Q-Max vessel, Bu Samra, this was the first Qatari LNG Q-Max cargo delivered to PetroChina’s recently commissioned LNG receiving terminal at Rudong, Jiangsu Province.
Deliveries to PetroChina will total 3 million tonnes per year and are expected to continue for up to 25 years. Qatargas’ Q-Max LNG carrier is capable of delivering up to 266 000 m3 of LNG (compared with conventional carriers with capacity of 135 000 to 177 000 m3).
The Q-Max carriers are the largest LNG carriers in the world. Qatargas now has a fleet of 13 Q-Max vessels.