Qatar Petroleum (QP) declared that its affiliate Ocean LNG has signed a long-term deal of sale and purchase agreement (SPA)  to provide Brazil-based CELSE-Centrais Elétricas de Sergipe, with liquefied natural gas (LNG) from 2020. The agreement stated that the Qatari company will ship 1.3mt/y of LNG on an Ex-Ship basis to CELSE’s Porto de Sergipe power project near Aracaju, reported Al-Arabiya.

The Qatar Petroleum President and CEO, Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, said that this is Ocean LNG’s initial SPA, making it the first supplier to deliver LNG to Brazil under a long-term contract, according to Gulf Times. He added that this contract represents another step towards enhancing the company’s position as a global LNG. In return, CELSE CEO’s, Eduardo Malan, said that CELSE is proud to partner with LNG industry pioneers QP and ExxonMobil and their newly-formed Ocean LNG joint venture as its long-term fuel supplier.

The Brazilian company, CELSE,  is a joint venture between GG Power and Ebrasil. While Ocean LNG is a joint venture company owned by a QP affiliate at a 70% stake and an ExxonMobil affiliate at the remaining 30%, and has an established branch office in the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) in Doha.