Cove Point LNG Limited Partnership

Second Revised Volume No. 1

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Effective Date: 06/01/2003, Docket: CP01- 76-003, Status: Effective

Original Sheet No. 19E Original Sheet No. 19E : Effective










5.3 Port Facilities and LNG Discharging


(a) Operator shall, subject to Section 5.2(a), provide port facilities capable of

receiving LNG tankers of the following dimensions:


Overall Length: Between 180.0 meters and 300.0 meters

Width: Between 24.0 meters and 48.5 meters

Laden Draft: No greater than 11.3 meters

Capacity: 70,000 - 140,000 cubic meters of LNG


(b) Operator shall make available or cause to be made available to Buyer at the Cove

Point terminal, berthing and discharging facilities including:


(i) mooring equipment;

(ii) lighting sufficient to permit customary docking and undocking maneuvers

by day or by night to the extent permitted by the port authorities;

(iii) unloading arms, pipes and appurtenant facilities permitting the

discharging of LNG at an average rate of 10,200 cubic meters per hour and

a maximum rate of 12,000 cubic meters per hour, at a discharge pressure

of 6 bar gauge at the Discharge Point;

(iv) a vapor return line from the shore facilities to the LNG tanker adequate

to maintain appropriate operating pressure in the tanks of the LNG

tanker; and

(v) gangways on the pier to provide access for personnel to and from the LNG



(c) The captain of the Buyer's LNG tanker shall give written notice to Operator at

the time the LNG tanker is ready to commence discharging LNG. Operator shall

take all appropriate measures within its reasonable control to permit the

unloading of the LNG tanker as quickly as possible. Unless otherwise permitted

by Operator, Buyer's LNG tanker shall depart from the Cove Point pier as soon as

discharging operations have finished and the LNG tanker is ready to leave.


(d) Unless otherwise agreed to by Operator and Buyer, Buyer shall be responsible for

the transportation to and from the Cove Point pier and loading and unloading of

the following: (i) LNG tanker crews and other personnel associated with the LNG

tankers; (ii) ships' stores and other goods and equipment needed by the LNG

tankers; (iii) liquid nitrogen; (iv) LNG tankers' garbage and refuse; and (v) all

other requirements of the LNG tankers. Bunkering of LNG tankers will not be

permitted at the Cove Point terminal.


(e) No LNG tanker shall engage in or cause any repairs, other than minor housekeeping

repairs that do not materially affect the operation of an LNG tanker, to be made

while berthed at the Cove Point pier without the express prior written consent of

Operator which shall not be unreasonably withheld; provided, however, upon

written notice and explanation to Operator, an LNG tanker may make repairs which

the United States Coast Guard requires to be made in order for that LNG tanker to

travel in United States territorial waters.