Yangguang Island: China's rising energy hub
With its six LNG tanks and a total storage capacity of 1.08 million cu m, the PetroChina Jiangsu LNG Terminal is vital to gas supplies in the region. [Photo/WeChat account: rudongfb]
Man-made Yangguang Island in Yangkou Port – located in Rudong county, administered by Nantong city in East China's Jiangsu province – is widely regarded as being an outstanding energy facility with clean energy industries developing vigorously there.
On April 16, the Q-Max LNG tanker Zarga – loaded with 115,000 metric tons of liquefied natural gas or LNG – berthed at the PetroChina Jiangsu LNG Terminal on Yangguang Island.
The LNG brought by the Zarga – after gasification – is capable of meeting the gas needs of 320 million households for a day.
Since it started operating in 2011, the PetroChina Jiangsu LNG Terminal has received and unloaded 527 LNG vessels from 25 countries and regions. It has transported 62 billion cubic meters of natural gas, replacing 80 million tons of standard coal and reducing 68 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
To the west of the PetroChina Jiangsu LNG Terminal, the construction of Jiangsu LNG storage and transportation peak regulation project is now in full swing. The project includes four 200,000 cu m LNG storage tanks and a dedicated LNG vessel wharf. Three of the LNG storage tanks are expected to begin operating by the end of 2023.
A project soon to break ground on Yangguang Island is the LNG terminal project being funded by China Resources Gas Group Limited and the Jiangsu Yangkou Port Construction and Development Group.
With a total investment of 10 billion yuan ($1.53 billion), the project includes six 200,000 cu m LNG storage tanks and an LNG terminal that can berth 100,000-ton LNG vessels.