The Shanghai liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank expansion project went into operation on Nov 16.
The project has the largest LNG tanks with shallow foundations in China so far and is expected to improve storage capacity of the LNG receiving station in Shanghai by 80 percent, which will play a key role in the city's energy supply.
Contracted by China Nuclear Industry Fifth Construction Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), the project includes construction of two tanks that can store as much as 200,000 cubic meters of LNG.
More than a half of the low temperature tanks in China were built and installed by China Nuclear Industry Fifth Construction Co., Ltd. Over the past more than 20 years the company has delivered tanks that can store a total of over 6 million cubic meters of LNG and also expanded the capacity of 46 pre-existing tanks.
China's largest LNG tanks with shallow foundations are put into operation in Shanghai on Nov 16. [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]
(Executive editor: Wang Ruoting)