The largest LNG carrier to dock at Dragon LNG’s Waterston terminal arrived in Milford Haven last week, just over a year after the terminal greeted its first LNG vessel.

The Murwab arrived on Monday and is the first Q-Flex vessel to offload at Dragon LNG after sailing in from Ras Laffan, Qatar, with more than 150,000 cubic metres of liquefied gas on board.

Discharge to the on-shore terminal took about 24 hours and normal exclusion zones were enforced during the ship’s arrival, Q-Flex carriers have 40% lower energy requirements and carbon emissions than conventional LNG carriers.

Alec Don, chief executive of Milford Haven Port Authority, said: “Although this is the largest ship ever to berth at the Dragon LNG terminal this is exactly what the terminal was designed for.

“Our careful planning over many years ensures the safe and efficient handling of these vessels enabling such manoeuvres to be integrated into the Port Authority’s daily operations.”

He added: “This is very much part of the new energy era in which Milford Haven is leading the UK.

“We already handle 25% of the UK’s petrol and diesel requirements and now our new LNG facilities give us the potential to process 30% of the UK’s gas needs.”