Delivering Excellence: RasGas LNG carriers earn Green Award certification

17 May, 2017, ROTTERDAM - RasGas Company Limited’s (RasGas) fleet of 27 long term chartered vessels received the Green Award (GA) certification for its commitment to safety, quality and high environmental performance.

The Green Award Foundation reviews and certifies ships and ship managers who demonstrate achievements beyond the industry regulations in terms of maintenance, operational and safety management, environmental measures, exhausted emissions, anti-fouling and various other requirements related to safety, quality, environment and technical aspects of vessel management.

Committed to the continuous improvement of management and operations, in 2016, RasGas registered its fleet of 27 time-chartered LNG carriers to be reviewed and successfully certified for Green Awards. With safe and reliable transportation, and the use of LNG as a source of energy and propulsion of its conventional fleet, RasGas commits to the responsible transportation of LNG cargoes to its customers around the globe.

                       
On the photo from left to right: Mr. Jan Fransen, Executive Director of Green Award Foundation, with Mr. Talal Al-Tamimi, Shipping Manager at RasGas Company Limited, receiving the Green Award certification on behalf of RasGas for its commitment to safety, quality and high environmental performance.

–Mr. Hamad Mubarak Al-Muhannadi RasGas Chief Executive Officer, said, “As a global energy supplier, the Green Award certification represents RasGas’ efforts and commitment towards improving the efficiency and reliability of its shipping operations. At RasGas, we continue to maintain our strong reputation for safe and reliable delivery of LNG at all times. We are proud to contribute to foster a culture of responsible LNG transportation, and intend to remain a frontrunner in safe and environmentally friendly approach to LNG shipping practices.”

“Green Award has been established to promote and support socially responsible shipping companies that care for the People and the Planet. The support that we receive from the shipping industry is invaluable and helps us make a difference. RasGas is one of the key players in the LNG market and its commitment leads to large scale impact on safety and environmental protection,” said Jan Fransen, Executive Director of Green Award Foundation.

“We greatly value their dedication and support, which helps in making shipping sustainable and reducing its negative impact. About 20% of the world LNG fleet is currently Green Award certified. This is an extremely important development as we expect that demand for LNG fuel will keep rising.”

RasGas together with Qatar Gas has consistently invested in safety and environmental initiatives, such as the Jetty Boil-off Gas Recovery (JBOG) project in Ras Laffan Industrial City, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. As a reliable energy supplier, RasGas is dedicated to the safe and sustainable transportation of LNG across the globe in addition to other initiatives which involve emission reductions, efficiency and innovation, as part of its sustainability framework.

 

About RasGas
RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) is a Qatari joint stock company established in 2001 by Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil RasGas Inc. RasGas acts as the operating company for and on behalf of the owners of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects RL, RL (II) and RL3 (Project Owners). With operations facilities based in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar, RasGas’ principal activities are to extract, process, liquefy, store and export LNG and its derivatives from Qatar’s North Field. RasGas, on behalf of the Project Owners, exports to countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas. It has a total LNG production capacity of approximately 37 million tonnes per annum.

For pipeline sales gas to the domestic market, RasGas also operates the Al Khaleej Gas Projects, AKG-1 and AKG-2 supplying approximately 2.0 billion standard cubic feet (Bscf) per day.  RasGas currently operates the Ras Laffan Helium Plant which was established in 2003 and came on stream in 2005. The plant extracts, purifies and liquefies helium from the North Field. The second helium plant entered production in June 2013 bringing the total liquid Helium production capacity to 1.96 Bscf per year.

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