As Dubai grows, so the demand for energy grows. DUSUP supports the growth of Dubai by ensuring that it buys sufficient reliable energy at competitive prices to help support the future requirements of the Emirate. Whilst today DUSUP buys the majority of its gas requirements as pipeline gas from Abu Dhabi and Qatar, the development of the DUSUP LNG terminal has been important in diversifying overall gas supply.

In 2010 DUSUP completed the construction of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Import Terminal in Jebel Ali port which allows the import of LNG via a Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU). The FSRU is permanently moored at the Terminal. LNG tankers berth alongside the FSRU and discharge LNG into the FSRU. The FSRU warms the liquefied gas back to its gaseous state using seawater through a heat exchanger, and then flows the gas into the onshore pipeline network.

DUSUP buys LNG  under long term contract, and where necessary can supplement that with short term or spot purchases. The combination of DUSUP’s FSRU terminal and Margham gas storage facility makes it possible for DUSUP to be flexible in terms of the timing, scale and specification of LNG cargoes. DUSUP has received a wide range of LNG specifications and has sourced the gas from all the major LNG exporting countries, taking delivery from as far away as Trinidad and Australia.

In 2015 began a programme of upgrading the capacity of the FSRU terminal to meet Dubai’s increasing energy needs. A newer and higher capacity FSRU designed to meet the future operational requirements of the terminal replaced the original FSRU.

DUSUP conducts regular programme Ship terminal compatability reviews and has a wide range of LNG carriers approved for the terminal including a good safe track record of deliveries of different carrier sizes up to and including Q-Max class.