Qatar Petroleum marks 11,000th export shipment of Qatar Land Crude Oil from the Mesaieed Terminal

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Qatar Petroleum’s Mesaieed Terminal & Export Department celebrated on Monday the 11,000th export shipment of Qatar Land Crude Oil from its terminal facilities in Mesaieed Industrial City.

A formal function was held in Mesaieed to mark the occasion. Mr. Mohammed K. Al-Kubaisi, Manager of the Mesaieed Terminal & Export Department, personally welcomed the distinguished guests led by Mr. Said Mubarak Al-Mohannadi, Director Operations of QP. The event was also attended by Area Operations Managers, Department Managers, Tasweeq Management and customer representatives.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Al-Kubaisi conveyed his gratitude to His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy & Industry and Chairman & Managing Director of QP as well as to all QP Directors and Managers for their valued support and guidance which have enabled them to achieve this remarkable landmark.

The function was inaugurated by Mr. Al-Mohannadi, who then presented mementoes to the representatives of QP’s crude oil customer, Idemitsu Kosan Company Ltd, and the ship owner NYK Lines of Japan. In response, Mr. Yoshi Yamakawa, Executive Officer and General Manager of Idemitsu’s International Petroleum Business Development, conveyed his best wishes to QP for achieving this remarkable milestone.

The 11,000th shipment of Qatar Land Crude Oil was loaded to the tanker “Towada” on 12th December 2011. The loading operation was inaugurated by Mr. Al-Mohannadi from the Multi Product Berth Control Room at the Mesaieed Terminal.

The first-ever crude oil shipment from the State of Qatar was made from the same terminal on 31st December 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 time.

Over the past 62 years of continuous development, the Mesaieed Terminal has become one of the major export terminals in the whole Middle East region. As part of its ongoing development, a new Multi Product Berth Jetty has been constructed in Mesaieed, thus now making it possible to load crude oil and refinery naphtha at the same time from the Multi Product Beth Control Room.

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

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