Officials from Engro Corporation, Excelerate Energy, and the Government of Pakistan were present for the inauguration of Pakistan’s first LNG import terminal in Port Qasim.
Located in a channel of the Indus River east of Karachi, the terminal is a result of a fast-track LNG import solution built to alleviate the energy shortage facing the country, and was brought into service 11 months from the start of construction.
Using Excelerate’s floating storage and regasification vessel (FSRU), the Exquisite, the facility has the capacity to deliver up to 690 MMcf/d of natural gas directly to Sui Southern Gas Company’s natural gas pipeline system.
As part of the commissioning process, Exquisite loaded its first LNG cargo in Ras Laffan, Qatar, on 24 March. After arriving in Port Qasim on 27 March, the terminal completed commissioning and regasification acceptance test in less than three days, allowing the Exquisite to enter commercial service by 31 March.
The LNG Terminal in Port Qasim is the ninth floating regasification terminal developed by Excelerate directly or in collaboration with partners and customers.