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GAC assists first FSRUs to dock in Jordan LNG expansion

GAC assists first FSRUs to dock in Jordan LNG expansion
GAC is to handle the first of many FSRUs to offload LNG cargoes at the port of Aqaba, in Jordan, as the country steps up its LNG imports.

Amounting to approximately 25% of state energy firm National Electric Power Company’s needs, the new sales and purchase agreement with Shell will amount to 17m cu m of LNG daily for five years. The news follows the completion of Aqaba’s new $73m LNG Terminal in June, finished two months early by contractor BAM International.

In May, FSRU Golar Eskimo made its port call to offload 144,218 cu m of LNG from Qatar, and is the latest in a series of vessels for which GAC Jordan has acted as agent, handling LNG transfers and providing online connectivity and resupply, whilst also taking care of all the vessel’s manpower, equipment and marine assets needs.

“As the government of Jordan seeks additional supplies to meet energy demand, GAC Jordan is looking forward to handling more gas carriers at Aqaba,” said Kawar, GAC Jordan md. “Having handled the first FSRU to call at the port’s new terminal, we are now ramping up to handle many more vessels in the near future; with about four LNG carriers expected each month.”