Three jetties are provided at the plant in Soyo for berthing and loading of tankers. One is dedicated to LNG ships, the second supports propane, butane and condensate, and the third is dedicated to pressurised butane loading.
LNG is sold on either a Delivered Ex Ship (DES) to a terminal nominated by the buyer or Free On Board (FOB) basis where the buyer will arrange collection from Soyo. All other products are sold on an FOB basis.
A fleet of seven 160,000 m3 LNG vessels has been chartered on a long term basis to transport Angola LNG cargoes to customers around the world. At full production, more than 70 LNG cargoes will be delivered globally from Angola every year.
Four vessels are owned by a consortium comprising Mitsui, NYK and Teekay (MiNT). The operation of those ships is performed by NYK and Teekay, with each operating two vessels. Three vessels are owned by Sonangol Shipping, and operated by Chevron Shipping.
The fleet is equipped with a range of leak detection technology and emergency shutdown systems, together with numerous other technologies designed to ensure each and every cargo is delivered safely and securely.
The ships are all double-hulled and comprehensively insulated. Like many of the most advanced ships, Angola LNG’s fleet has the latest radar and positioning systems that alert the crew to other traffic and hazards on the high seas. Distress systems and beacons automatically send out signals if the ship was to experience difficulty.
Crews also receive training in anti-piracy and comply with the requirements of the International Ship and Port Security Code.