Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Qatar Petroleum celebrates 11,000th export shipment

Qatar Petroleum’s Mesaieed Terminal & Export Department has celebrated the 11,000th export shipment of Qatar Land Crude Oil from its terminal facility at the industrial city.
The 11,000th shipment of Qatar Land Crude was loaded to the tanker ‘Towada’ on Monday 12 December. The loading operation was inaugurated by Said Mubarak al-Mohannadi, QP director (Operations) from the Multi Product Berth Control Room at the Mesaieed Terminal.

The first-ever crude oil shipment from Qatar was made from the same terminal on December 31, 1949 on the tanker President Meny. The tanker carried about 94,000 barrels, which took approximately 72 hours to load.

In contrast, the 11,000th shipment of approximately 653,000 barrels was loaded in just about 12 hours.
Over the past 62 years of continuous development, Mesaieed has become one of the major export terminals in the Middle East. As part of its ongoing development, a new multi product berth jetty has been constructed in Mesaieed, thus making it possible to load crude oil and refinery naphtha at the same time from the control room.

Simultaneously, the terminal’s storage and export facilities have undergone comprehensive modernisation and upgrade. All these would now enable Qatar Petroleum to accommodate higher-capacity tankers, bigger parcel sizes and export multiple products in much less time than before.

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