SPT Marine Transfer ‘Expertise’ and ‘Exemplary Safety’ Cited by Kuwaiti LNG Terminal in Awarding 5 Year Ship to Ship Transfer Contract

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SPT Marine Transfer Services Ltd (SPTMTS) is pleased to announce the contract award for Provision of Technical Support Services to KNPC (Kuwait National Petroleum Company) at their Mina Al Ahmadi GasPort in Kuwait. The LNG Import facility at Mina Al Ahmadi is used to supply additional clean fuel for the increased power demand of the country during the summer months.

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SPT Marine Transfer Services Ltd gets underway with HP Regas commissioning and send out at Mina Al Ahmadi

We can depend on SPT to consistently deliver first class service to us, both in terms of their exemplary safety performance and industry recognised expertise in LNG STS and Terminal Support.

The SPT group of companies has been involved with Mina Al Ahmadi GasPort since the project inception in 2007 and for the past three years has been contracted directly to KNPC providing Technical Support for over 140 incident free LNG ship to ship (sts) transfer operations during this time.

The signing of the new 5 year contract in December 2013 further cements the relationship between the two companies and ushers in a new era of co-operation between KNPC and SPT Marine Transfer Services Ltd.

Mr Simon Duncan, President and CEO of SPT Inc., as agent for SPTMTS, said, “We are very pleased to continue the close working relationship with KNPC and look forward to supporting them in the continued safe and reliable operation of this key facility.”

Mr Khaled Mohammed Al-Hajeri, Manager of Operations at MAA, said, “We are delighted with the performance of SPT during the past three years. We can depend on SPT to consistently deliver first class service to us, both in terms of their exemplary safety performance and industry recognised expertise in LNG STS and Terminal Support. It is because of this performance that we awarded SPT Marine Transfer Services Ltd a new 5 year Technical Support Contract; in alignment with the recently awarded LNG Storage and Regasification Contract at Mina Al Ahmadi. The new FSRU is technologically advanced when compared to similar vessels; and because of this we are pleased to have SPT’s technical support in the commissioning and bringing into service of this new chapter of operations at Mina Al Ahmadi. We are also looking forward to beginning operations with QFlex vessels in 2014 with the assistance and support of SPT. For the past three years, SPT and KNPC have worked together as one family and we look forward to continuing this relationship under the support and care of Simon Duncan and Steve Davidson’s distinguished team.”

Company Information for Editors:
SPT Marine Transfer Services Ltd is a specialist ship-to-ship (STS) and ship-to-shore cargo transfer / shipping business renowned for safe, reliable sts transfer services for oil and gas companies and tanker owners. With 33 years of experience SPT operates globally and provides critical support during crude oil, oil products, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and coal STS shipment and transfer. SPT has bases in 35 strategic locations around the world. Customers include oil and gas majors and other clients within the maritime, cargo transfer and shipping sector. The company also provides LNG Terminal Management and a range of marine support services including fender and equipment hire and lightering support.

The company operates a fleet of 'lightering' (ship to ship transfer) support vessels with innovative design features for optimum safety and improved response times. The company also provides management to deepwater port facilities for LNG (liquefied natural gas).

SPT provides safe sts transfer services around the world 24 hours a day with a Head Office in Houston, Texas, and European/African operations managed from the city of Sunderland, UK. Two further offices are situated in Singapore, and Fujairah, United Arab Emirates.

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