Located in a channel of the Indus River, east of Karachi, the terminal has been developed as an LNG import solution to ease the energy shortage being faced by the country.

The facility is capable of delivering up to 690 MMcf/d of natural gas directly to Sui Southern Gas Company’s natural gas pipeline system, using Excelerate’s floating storage and regasification vessel (FSRU), Exquisite.

Excelerate president and CEO Rob Bryngelson said: "Our goal is to provide safe and reliable performance for our customers, while working to commission projects quickly to begin serving their energy needs as soon as possible."

Exquisite loaded its first LNG cargo in Ras Laffan, Qatar, on 24 March 2015, as part of the commissioning process, following which, it arrived at Port Qasim on 27 March 27.

Subsequently, in less than three days, the terminal completed regasification acceptance test, allowing the Exquisite to enter service by 31 March 2015.

The LNG terminal in Port Qasim is the Excelerate’s ninth floating regasification terminal developed directly or in collaboration with its partners and customers.