LNG history was made once again in Trinidad and Tobago with the first visit to Point Fortin by the LNG carrier named in the town’s honour: the GDF SUEZ Point Fortin.
At the on-board welcome reception were: (from left on the image) Captain Jose Ramon Urresti Zaballa; Roger Ferguson, Vice-President, Commercial, Atlantic; Keron Ali, Commercial Manager, GDF SUEZ; Chief Officer Tomislav Jelic; Gary Williams, Director, Port Operations, GDF SUEZ; Sean Logie, representative of Melville Shipping; and Kerwyn Fraser, Marine Manager, Atlantic.
Atlantic LNG Company of Trinidad and Tobago is one of the world’s largest producers of Liquefied Natural Gas and it has a four-train natural gas liquefaction facility located at Point Fortin in Trinidad.
Combined, the four trains are capable of producing up to 100,000 cubic metres of LNG per day. This is enough energy to power the entire US for 1.4 months.
World Maritime News Staff, December 19, 2011; Image: GDF SUEZ