On Monday 9 April the LNG tanker ms Fedor Litke called at the terminal of Fluxys in the Zeebrugge outer port. It constitutes the first delivery of liquefied natural gas from Sabetta on the Siberian peninsula Yamal.
In 2015 the terminal of Fluxys was selected as transhipment hub for liquefied Siberian natural gas from the Yamal gasfield. In the port of Sabetta new installations are built for LNG liquefaction activities.
The contract constitutes for Zeebrugge an annual transhipment of 107 LNG loads from ice class vessels to conventional LNG vessels or 214 vessel movements in the port.
In winter time – when the northern sea routes are frozen in Siberia – the ice class LNG vessels will shuttle from Sabetta to Zeebrugge. After temporary storage the LNG is transhipped onto conventional LNG vessels for further transportation to the Asian markets.
In this respect a fifth storage tank and additional processing installations are under construction at the Fluxys terminal.