China builds the world's largest storage facility for liquefied natural gas
The construction of LNG storage tanks located in Guangdong took 18 months.
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The construction of five of the world's largest storage tanks for liquefied natural gas (LNG), located in southern China, in Guangdong province, has been completed. Each of them can hold up to 270,000 cubic meters of liquefied fuel. This is reported by the Chinese international TV channel CGTN.
Located in the city of Zhuhai, the base of the tanks, each of which is 65.7 meters high, is called the Green Energy Port. It has become one of the most complex geological conditions and the most complex seismic project in China.
Project manager Han Xiaokang said that during the construction, which lasted 18 months, modern digital intelligent platforms, a smart construction site model, and fully automated welding methods were used.
The first phase of this LNG storage and transportation base started operating in 2013.
With five new oversized tanks scheduled for commercial operation next year, it will be the largest in South China with an annual processing capacity of seven million tons of LNG, reducing annual carbon dioxide emissions by 33.52 million tons. This is equivalent to about 10 billion cubic meters of gaseous natural gas.
Recall, earlier it was reported that Chinese leader Xi Jinping refrained from increasing purchases of Russian gas.