GAC handles first regasification unit at Aqaba

Jordan has signed a sales and purchase agreement with Shell for the delivery of nearly 17 million cubic meters per day of gas

GAC Jordan's representatives at the Aqaba Port.
GAC Jordan's representatives at the Aqaba Port.

GAC will handle the first gas carriers to offload at Aqaba, as Jordan steps up its Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) imports.

The country has signed a sales and purchase agreement with Shell for the delivery of nearly 17 million cubic meters per day of gas, equal to approximately 25% of the National Electric Power Company’s daily needs, signaling an increase in demand for shipping and logistics services to support incoming LNG carriers.

GAC Jordan acted as agent for the ‘Golar Eskimo’ when it made its port call to offload 144,218 cubic meters of LNG from Qatar.

GAC Jordan delivered a host of integrated services to the vessel including online connectivity and resupply, whilst also taking care of all the vessel’s manpower, equipment and marine assets needs.

GAC Jordan has handled ship-to-ship transfers of LNG from the ‘Castillo De Santisteban’, the first LNG carrier to call at Aqaba, and the ‘SCF Melampus’, to the ‘Golar Eskimo”. After loading, the LNG was regasified and pumped as natural gas to the NEPCO’s power stations.

“As the government of Jordan seeks additional supplies to meet energy demand, GAC Jordan is looking forward to handling more gas carriers at Aqaba,” said GAC Jordan MD Ghassoub Kawar. 

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