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ADNOC L&S Signs Agreement for Second Long-term Charter of a Floating Storage Unit with AG&P as it Delivers on its Ambitious Growth Plans

ADNOC L&S to unlock additional value from its growing shipping fleet, part of its broader growth strategy to cement its leadership position in shipping and integrated logistics   

AG&P to utilize ADNOC L&S’s LNG Carrier Ish as Floating Storage as part of the integrated Philippines LNG Terminal (PHLNG)

Contract extends LNG vessel’s life by up to 15 years and strengthens ADNOC L&S’ revenue stream

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Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 23, 2022: ADNOC Logistics & Services (ADNOC L&S) and Atlantic Gulf & Pacific International Holdings (AG&P), a leading downstream LNG platform and infrastructure development company have signed a charter agreement to utilize ADNOC L&S’s LNG Carrier Ish as a Floating Storage Facility (FSU). 

Under the terms of the agreement, starting Q3 2022, AG&P will use the carrier for the first LNG Import Terminal in the Philippines at Ilijan in Batangas Bay (PHLNG). The agreement, which is valid for 11 years with the option of extension by 4 years, strengthens an existing relationship between the two companies and builds on a previous agreement between the two companies to provide another FSU in India, signed in 2021. It continues ADNOC L&S’ ongoing drive to diversify its customer base and enhance revenue streams. 

The vessel is part of a fleet of eight LNG vessels operated by ADNOC L&S and is currently under contract to ADNOC LNG, a subsidiary of ADNOC. Upon the conclusion of its contract with ADNOC LNG, the Ish will be deployed to AG&P as a floating storage facility, extending the vessel’s life by at least 11 years and up to 15 years, and bolstering ADNOC L&S’ recently established FSU revenue stream, while providing PHLNG’s customers with resiliency of supply. 

Capt. Abdulkareem Al Masabi, CEO of ADNOC L&S said: “This agreement builds on our existing partnership with AG&P and demonstrates our continued focus on maximizing value from our assets. By providing AG&P with another flexible storage solution for their new LNG terminal, we are able to extend the operational life of this vessel, unlocking incremental value and new opportunities for growth.  Furthermore, as the provider of world-class shipping, offshore logistics and onshore services, we are growing our global footprint, delivering cutting-edge technology and services to our partners. Our project with AG&P in the Philippines will contribute to the economic growth of the country by leveraging the potential of clean LNG for power generation.”

The supply, operations and maintenance of the FSU will be undertaken by ADNOC L&S while the conversion of the LNG Carrier (LNGC) to FSU will be completed by AG&P subsidiary, GAS Entec. PHLNG will be the 5th FSU-based LNG import terminal in the world, after those in India, Malta, Malaysia, and Bahrain. The integrated PHLNG offshore/onshore import terminal will have an initial capacity of 5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). 

Mr. Joseph Sigelman, Chairman & CEO, AG&P Group, said: “PHLNG will store LNG and dispatch natural gas, providing a critical, clean transition fuel for the Philippines. We are privileged to have ADNOC Logistics and Services, a foremost global leader in LNG logistics, as our partner to transition the Philippines to cleaner fuel through AG&P’s PHLNG import terminal.”

The Ish is part of ADNOC L&S’ diverse fleet of more than 200 vessels, which, when combined with its 1.5 million square meter logistics base in Abu Dhabi and its integrated logistics capabilities, make the company the region’s leading marine logistics provider. 

The Ish was built in 1995 in Japan and has a capacity of 137,315.444 cubic meters of LNG. At the time of its inauguration was one of the largest LNG vessels in the world.
 

Release Details

February 23, 2022

About ADNOC

ADNOC is a leading diversified energy and petrochemicals group wholly owned by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. ADNOC’s objective is to maximize the value of the Emirate’s vast hydrocarbon reserves through responsible and sustainable exploration and production to support the United Arab Emirates’ economic growth and diversification. To find out more, visit www.adnoc.ae

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About ADNOC Logistics & Services

As the maritime logistics arm of ADNOC Group, ADNOC L&S supports the entire oil and gas supply chain in the UAE through three major business segments: shipping, integrated logistics and marine services. It provides safe, reliable and cost-efficient maritime and logistics solutions to ADNOC Group companies and more than 100 global customers in over 50 countries

About Atlantic Gulf & Pacific

Atlantic Gulf & Pacific (AG&P) is a global leader in developing and running LNG and gas logistics and distribution solutions. AG&P provides the infrastructure to access natural gas safely and easily in new and growing markets. We act as an owner and as a service provider covering the development, financing, engineering, procurement, project management and construction for onshore and offshore gas infrastructure, linking suppliers to downstream customers.

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