RasGas Receives Second LNG Carrier, Maersk Ras Laffan

This week RasGas management and senior company officials welcomed their second dedicated LNG carrier, 'Maersk Ras Laffan' to load its maiden cargo of RasGas LNG at Ras Laffan Port. The vessel, the second of six LNG carriers to be acquired by Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited, is owned by A.P.Moller and Qatar Shipping Company (Q-Ship).

The 'Maersk Ras Laffan' was built by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) at their Geoje Island Shipyard in Korea. The vessel is a 'Gaztransport-Technigaz Mark III Membrane' type LNG tanker, with a cargo carrying capacity of 138,000 cubic meters of LNG.

Under the terms of the 25-year Charter Agreement construction of the vessel commenced on 12th April 2002 and in a ceremony to mark the occasion, the 'Maersk Ras Laffan' was delivered to RasGas (II) on the April 27, 2004 at the Samsung shipyard in Geoje Island.

RasGas will utilize the vessel to deliver LNG from its facilities at Ras Laffan Industrial City in Ras Laffan, Qatar to it's growing portfolio of customers serving both the spot and dedicated trade market as required.