DOHA: RasGas has delivered its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo to the Dunkerque LNG Regasification Terminal in France. The cargo aboard RasGas’ Maran Gas Asclepius was delivered to the EDF Group on Tuesday. “RasGas is proud to support the startup operations of this new LNG Regasification Terminal in France through the delivery of this cargo,” said RasGas CEO Hamad Mubarak al-Muhannadi. “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).”
Marc Benayoun, executive vice president (Gas and Italy) of EDF Group and Edison CEO said, “EDF is very satisfied with the smooth delivery of the RasGas cargo which is necessary to perform the final stage of the commissioning tests of the Dunkerque LNG Regasification Terminal. This is another example of the excellent relationship between RasGas and the EDF Group. This long-term partnership 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.” Established by Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil RasGas exports LNG to countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas. It has a total production capacity of approximately 37mn tonnes a year.