Qatargas recently supplied a commissioning liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo to India's newest LNG receiving terminal, “Dhamra", on the vessel 'Milaha Ras Laffan' in April 2023.
Qatargas sold the LNG on a Delivered Ex-Ship (DES) basis to the French multi-energy Company TotalEnergies, who delivered it to its 50-50 joint venture with Adani Group “Adani Total Private Limited".
Commenting on this achievement, Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatargas CEO, said:
"Delivery of this commissioning LNG cargo to India's Dhamra terminal is an important milestone for our company and for Qatar's LNG industry. We are committed to meeting the growing demand for cleaner energy in India and around the world. Our reliable and safe supply of LNG will help India meet its energy needs and contribute to its economic growth. Qatargas remains committed to operating sustainably and to delivering value to our customers, partners, and stakeholders."
He added: "I would like to thank our valued partner, TotalEnergies, for their contribution to this successful delivery. Our partnership has been instrumental in helping us achieve this feat, and we look forward to continuing to work together to deliver cleaner and reliable energy to the world."
"We are pleased to have completed the first delivery of LNG to the new Dhamra LNG terminal with a cargo from Qatargas, our long-standing strategic partner," said Thomas Maurisse, Senior Vice President LNG at TotalEnergies. “This new LNG terminal will contribute to India's security of energy supply and is in line with TotalEnergies' ambition to support India's energy transition and its goal of increasing the share of natural gas to 15% of its energy mix by 2030."
Dhamra is home to India's seventh operational LNG terminal, the second of its kind on the east coast of the country. It is Adani Total Private Limited's first LNG import terminal with a capacity of five million tonnes per annum (MTPA) and it is expected to boost gas utilisation in the east coast of India. Once fully commissioned, Adani and TotalEnergies will provide regasification services to their downstream Indian customers.
The terminal features two tanks of 170,000 cubic metres (CBM) capacity each. The facility's jetty is capable of handling LNG carriers from 70,000 to 265,000 CBM capacity. It also offers breakbulk services, enabling reloading of LNG to smaller vessels for further distribution and an LNG truck loading facility.