Mugardos liquefied natural gas terminal has received today the largest LNG ship in its history, first of Q-Flex type (from 210,000 to 217,000 cubic meters of cargo capacity): Al Utouriya. From Ras Laffan, in Qatar, the vessel has arrived this afternoon to Reganosa's facilities, in Galicia region (Spain), which previously had passed the exhaustive compatibility audits that the Qatari industry submits to any terminal.
Al Utouriya was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in 2008. It is 315 meters length and 50 meters of beam. Equipped with the most advanced technology, like the rest of its type, the ship has 40 % lower energy and carbon emissions needs than conventional methane ones. Besides, it can transport up to 50 % more LNG.
The arrival of this large vessel reveals the versatility of Ferrol´s terminal, capable of receive both high capacity methane and small scale units, such as the Coral Energy, which maximum cargo is only 15,000 cubic meters.
This Q-Flex is the number 294 on the list of arrived ships at Reganosa´s facilities since its start up in 2007.