China’s Sinopec has announced it has started constructing additional storage tanks at its liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Tianjin.

The construction of five 220,000 cubic metre capacity LNG storage tanks is a part of the second expansion phase of Sinopec’s Tianjin terminal, which also includes an additional jetty for LNG carriers.

Once completed, which is expected to be in 2021, the terminal’s annual receiving and supply capacity will be 10.8 million metric tons and 13.6 billion cubic metres, respectively, according to Sinopec. This will make it the largest such facility in China.

The Tianjin facility has currently four storage tanks with a total capacity of 640,000 cubic metres. It has received 11.21 million tonnes of LNG since the first phase of the project was launched in March 2018.

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14th April 2020