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, up to 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.
Since the vessels' deliveries in 2011/2 they have all achieved seven years of safe operations without a Lost Time Incident (LTI), spill to sea or gas leak.