South Hook Gas reaches significant UK milestone
Posted: 9 November 2010
South Hook Gas Company Ltd has reached a significant milestone as it celebrated supply of 100 cargoes into the UK.
The 100th cargo, Zarga, a 344m Q-Max classed vessel, was unloaded safely at the South Hook LNG Terminal in Milford Haven, Wales. From there, it will be regasified and delivered into the GB system.
The Zarga’s arrival comes just weeks before the State of Qatar celebrates an important milestone of its own; that, by the end of 2010, Qatar will have the production capacity of 77 million tonnes of LNG a year.
This is the vision of His Highness The Emir, under the guidance of His Excellency Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Deputy Premier and Minister for Energy & Industry.
"The delivery of the 100th cargo to South Hook Gas is a major milestone in the fulfilment of the State’s vision," said His Excellency Al-Attiyah.
"It demonstrates Qatar’s commitment to providing the UK with a safe and reliable source of clean burning, natural gas."
South Hook Gas has been regularly importing LNG into the UK since April 2009 and has, to date, successfully provided 10.3 million tonnes of LNG into the UK; this is enough to supply the total UK gas requirements for up to 2 months.
Rashid Al-Marri, General Manager at South Hook Gas Company, said “South Hook Gas reached an important milestone this weekend. We see this as an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment as a stable, reliable long-term player in the UK, at a time when security of energy supply remains a pressing issue. Gas provides flexibility and is a responsible energy choice. South Hook Gas is powering the nation through LNG.”
South Hook Gas is the biggest LNG importer in the UK, providing 62% of all UK LNG imports during the last gas year.