First discharge of LPG from Ichthys LNG project in Japan Carried by K LINE

First discharge of LPG from Ichthys LNG project in Japan Carried by K LINE

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., Tokyo (K LINE) has announced that its VLGC Grace River carried and successfully discharged Ichthys LNG Project’s first LPG cargo carried to Japan, which was imported by Astomos Energy Corporation at KYUSHU L.P.G. Fukushima Terminal. 

Ichthys LNG Project is the first large-scale LNG project by global standards operated by INPEX. The Project is characterised as “All Japan” for its features such as 70 percent of approx. 8.9 million tonnes per year of LNG produced by the project will be supplied to Japanese customers, along with the fact that Japanese companies are major participants in crucial parts of the project’s value chain, including exploration and production, building of liquefaction plants and receiving terminals, laying pipelines, and maritime transportation. In addition to LNG, the project will produce LPG (approx. 1.65 million tonnes per year) as well as approx. 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak. 

“We are proud further to mention that K LINE Group will be more involved in the shipment of LNG, LPG and condensate exported by the Project,” the company said in a statement. “The project’s first LNG cargo was carried by our LNG carrier Pacific Breeze in October 2018, and it is planned that Aframax tankers operated by our subsidiary in Singapore will carry condensate products.”

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28th January 2019