Qatar’s second largest LNG producer, RasGas Company, has shipped its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo to the Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) Toscana, in Italy, reported Peninsula News.
The FSRU Toscana, which is one of Italy’s main regasification projects, lies 22 km off the Italian coast between Livorno and Pisa. The terminal is permanently anchored to the seabed through a mooring system, with a single point of rotation at the bow, according to World Oil.
The cargo, aboard RasGas’ Al Thakhira, is to be received by DufEnergy Trading SA (DufEnergy) located in Lugano, Switzerland.
DufEnergy’s Head of LNG, Jean-Christian Heintz, said: “receiving this cargo at the FSRU Toscana regasification terminal is an important milestone, as LNG is a key source of supply to the Italian natural gas market.”
Qatar’s RasGas is one the world’s largest gas exporters, with an integrated shipping fleet consisting of 27 long-term chartered LNG vessels. The fleet’s variety of 14 conventional ships, 12 Q-Flex and one Q-Max vessel enhances RasGas’ flexibility to meet worldwide demand for cleaner energy.