KUALA LUMPUR — May 2, 2019: Petronas, through subsidiary Petronas LNG Ltd., recently completed a second LNG break bulking ship-to-ship (STS) transfer for a delivery to China, thereby strengthening its position as a liquefied natural gas solutions provider.
The break bulk operations saw the fully loaded Seri Bijaksana vessel carrying LNG from Gladstone LNG in Australia and transferring smaller parcels onto two vessels for onward delivery to Shanghai.
The first cargo was transferred from the mother vessel to the vessel Arctic Spirit while the second transfer was done with another similar size vessel, the Polar Spirit.
The transfers were completed in approximately 72 hours, manifesting a just-in-time principle and driving the operational cost to the minimum level,” said Petronas vice-president for LNG marketing and trading, Ahmad Adly Alias in a statement.
In June last year Petronas completed its first STS operations at the same site in Brunei Bay, a location gazetted for STS operations due to its calm waters. — Bernama