Qatargas sets world record with Q-Flex transit of Panama Canal

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Qatargas sets world record with Q-Flex transit of Panama Canal

Qatargas today reported a noteworthy achievement when the 'Al Safliya' turned into the primary Q-Flex type LNG vessel, and biggest LNG vessel via load limit, to travel the Panama Canal. The 'Al Safliya', a Q-Flex vessel with a freight conveying limit of 210,000 m3 of LNG, a length of 315 meters, and expansiveness of 50 meters, effectively finished the 82 kilometer travel on May 12, 2019 as indicated by plan, and set up the new world record. 

Remarking on this achievement, H E Saad Sherida Al Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, the President and CEO of Qatar Petroleum, stated: "We are incredibly glad for this accomplishment by Qatargas, which adds one more benchmark to its abilities as a sheltered and dependable LNG organization. We wish to compliment Qatargas and the Panama Canal Authority on accomplishing this notable achievement. Qatar is focused on improving the profundity and adaptability of our worldwide LNG supply portfolio significantly further, and this achievement accomplishment will without a doubt lead to future business openings." 

Khalid canister Khalifa Al Thani, Chief Executive Officer, Qatargas, stated: "Qatargas has a rich custom of setting records, and we are exceptionally satisfied to declare that the 'Al Safliya' has effectively traveled the Panama Canal. This accomplishment shows our duty to head execution and driving the LNG business. At Qatargas, we constantly endeavor to advance and improve our business to address the issues of present and future clients." 


This noteworthy accomplishment pursued numerous long periods of cautious arranging by Qatargas and the vessel Operator, Pronav Ship Management Gmbh, just as close cooperation with the Panama Canal Authority (ACP). 

The Panama Canal was extended in 2016 through the fulfillment of new 'Neopanamax locks', along these lines permitting LNG vessels to go through the channel. In April 2018, the ACP reported it would oblige vessels up to 51.25 meters wide, opening the prospect for Qatargas' Q-Flex vessels to travel. 

The fruitful travel of 'Al Safliya' through the Panama Canal makes future triangulation open doors for the 31 Qatari Q-Flex vessels, enabling them to release cargoes in the Pacific Basin and after that continue to the Atlantic bowl to stack their next load.