Standards were established by the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators Limited (SIGTTO
) in November 2005 to help maintain LNG transportation safety and maritime education standards as the number of LNG carriers throughout the world rapidly increases.
and others set out guidance, not instructions.
PQA's LNG consultants while going through the Lloyd's Register Report (QRA) confirmed that the proposed ETPL site is feasible for the LNG project and if the Exclusion Zone of the terminal, required under SIGTTO
guidelines, did not encroach over the main navigation channel, then the matter was resolved and even if it did encroach the channel partially or fully, even then the risks could be managed.
review of best practice guidance refers to the benefits of siting terminals away from developed areas.
Jennifer Siddon, senior manager, corporate communications for Woodfibre LNG, insists the project complies with SIGTTO
standards and that Howe Sound and the company's LNG site "are well suited for a liquefied natural gas facility." The terminal site is seven kilometres from downtown Squamish, has a deepwater port and is located on a well-established shipping lane, Siddon wrote in an email.
On a Summary moved by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources for "Fast Track LNG Import Terminal, LNG Services, Storage and Re-gasification by EETPL at Port Qasim", ECC approved to allow PQA(Port Qasim Authority) to follow the SIGTTO
Standards or to decide on its own technical parameters for berthing of LNG ships/ Vessels.
On a Summary moved by Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources for "Fast Track LNG Import Terminal, LNG Services, Storage and Re-gasification by EETPL at Port Qasim", ECC approved to allow Port Qasim Authority (OQA) to follow the SIGTTO
standards or to decide on its own technical parameters for berthing of LNG ships/ Vessels.
Earlier, Engro had conducted a thorough Quantitative Risk Assessment study in line with NFPA, SIGTTO
and PIANC guidelines wherein the QRA assessed the proposed sites of Engro.
ETPL application meets all requirements of PIANC, SIGTTO
, NFPA 59A, the LNG Policy 2011 and LNG Rules 2007 and the same had been concluded by OGRA's Third Party Auditors, SGS, in their evaluation report of ETPL's application.
Lines Ltd (MOL) has acquired Competence Management System (CMS) certification in the LNG Carrier category from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) for its independently developed MOL RankSTEP (Rank Skill Training & Evaluation Program), which also complies with Society of International Gas Tanker & Terminal Operators Ltd (SIGTTO