Qatar’s RasGas delivered the third commissioning cargo to the Dunkirk LNG regasification terminal in France, The Peninsula reported. The cargo, aboard RasGas’ Maran Gas Asclepius, was delivered to the EDF Group late November.
Dunkerque LNG, the facility operator, informed that the vessel returned to sea after completing the discharge of approximately 138,000 cubic meters of LNG. EDF Group’s Executive Vice President for Gas and Italy and Edison’s CEO, Marc Benayoun, said that the cargo will be used to perform the final stage of the commissioning tests at the terminal, according to LNG World News.
At the end of June, RasGas and EDF signed an LNG supply agreement under which the Qatari company will deliver up to 2mt/y of liquefied natural gas to the Dunkirk LNG terminal. RasGas’ CEO, Hamad Mubarak Al Muhannadi, said: “We look forward to the successful start-up of commercial operations at the terminal and commencing deliveries in 2017 under our recently executed medium-term Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA).”
The long term partnership between the two companies started thirteen years ago with the signing of a Long Term LNG Sales and Purchase Agreement with Edison and the construction of the offshore Adriatic LNG regasification terminal in Italy.