China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec) put China’s first, and likewise the world’s largest, LNG storage tank of 270 000 m3 into service on 2 November 2023 at its Qingdao LNG Receiving Terminal. The tank will add 165 million m3 of storage capability to satisfy the gasoline demand of two.16 million households for 5 months throughout the winter heating season, which is able to improve and assure the pure gasoline provide in North China.
The mega LNG storage tank, independently designed, developed, and constructed by Sinopec, has a diameter of 100.6 m and a top of 55 m, a key undertaking of Sinopec Qingdao LNG Receiving Terminal’s section III development. The 270 000 m3 tank adopted 17 patented applied sciences with impartial mental property, the principle construction was accomplished in solely 18 months, and it’s in full service inside 27 months.
Within the development course of, Sinopec has localised the purposes of over 20 core gear that considerably diminished procurement prices and boosted the localisation degree of the tank to 95%, the best in China.
On the identical day, Sinopec’s Tianjin LNG Receiving Terminal accomplished the section II development with three 220 000 m3 storage tanks coming into full service, including over 400 million m3 of pure gasoline storing capability to convey the overall storage capability of Tianjin terminal to 1.08 billion m3, the most important in China. Sinopec’s two LNG terminals in Qingdao and Tianjin, with seven and 9 storage tanks respectively, have a complete of 1.68 billion m3 of storage capability, additional guaranteeing the availability of assets within the winter season.
Sinopec has continued to broaden the pure gasoline storage capability following a strategic plan protecting the total scope of manufacturing, provide, storage, and gross sales, the group now has about 5 billion m3 of LNG storage capability. Sinopec has constructed 12 pure gasoline storage depots together with the Zhongyuan cluster, Jintan, Wen 96, and Jianghan Yanxue, whereas it is usually increasing the LNG receiving terminals in Tianjin and Qingdao.
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