First Helium Transfill Facility In Qatar Officially Open

Further to plans first announced in June earlier this year, a new liquid and gaseous helium transfilling station has been inaugurated at the Ras Laffan Support Services Area in northeast Qatar. The inauguration follows the official opening of the Qatar II (Helium 2) helium plant by RasGas, also last week. Operated under the auspices of Gulf Helium Services, a 51/25/24 joint venture between Buzwair Gases, Iwatani Corporation and LNG Japan Corporation, the new facility enables liquid helium sourced from RasGas’ nearby ‘Helium 2’ plant to be more widely distributed both within Qatar and around the world. The site features ISO container logistics and maintenance facilities – and is also the first helium transfill facility in Qatar.

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