Smit Lamnalco has performed the first berthing at the ExxonMobil Limited-operated PNG LNG Project Marine Terminal near Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. In June 2012 Smit Lamnalco was awarded the 10-year terminal services contract with additional extension options. Following an extensive period of preparation and planning, Smit Lamnalco was fully geared up to berth the first LNG carrier, the Spirit of Hela, when it arrived.
Smit Lamnalco Chief Executive Officer Daan Koornneef said: "This reflects the efficiency of our team during the start-up period and shows our strength to provide marine services worldwide. Congratulations on a successful start of the contract. It is gratifying to see that everything came together as a result of great teamwork and fantastic support from all parties involved. Our key priority is operational excellence, providing customers with the services we have promised to deliver to their full satisfaction in a safe and cost-effective way."