27th September 2012, Milford Haven, Wales, UK
New General Manager appointed to the South Hook LNG Terminal
Shareholders of the South Hook LNG Terminal in Milford Haven have appointed a new General Manager, whose international energy experience will ensure the continued success of one of Europe’s largest regasification facilities.
Yasser Al Jaidah was selected for the head position at South Hook LNG following his appointment at Qatar Petroleum International, the majority Shareholder of the South Hook LNG Terminal. His industry experience of international projects spans four continents, having previously held senior positions in a number of disciplines, including Maintenance, Operations Engineering, Project Management, Marketing and Venture Projects.
Yasser held the position of Inlet Facilities Project Lead for the RasGas Expansion Phase 2 Project, and was also seconded to ExxonMobil as a Project Execution Engineer in Houston. His move to South Hook LNG and Wales follows previous appointments in Korea, Japan, France, Norway, Italy, Singapore and the United States.
Most recently General Manager of the RasGas Korea Liaison office, Yasser successfully led his team to the facilitation of important business and wider relationship ties between Qatar and South Korea, in the fulfilment of Country’s long term LNG needs.
Executive Director Gas & Power of Qatar Petroleum International, Fahad Al Subaiey commented:
“We are delighted that Yasser has joined South Hook LNG Terminal. The facility plays an important role in the security of UK energy supplies and represents a significant proportion of Qatar’s 77 million tonne per annum export capacity.
“Yasser’s previous experience coupled with an enthused approach to life in the UK will undoubtedly be instrumental in his Leadership of a Company that’s reputation for reliability, is underpinned by the highest regard for operational safety standards.”
As part of the wider Qatargas 2 project, South Hook LNG Terminal represents the UK end of the first fully integrated Value Chain for the global movement of energy. With the capacity to process up to a fifth of current UK gas demand, the facility is playing a significant role in the diversity of the Country’s energy landscape.
“It is a great pleasure to be managing one of the largest LNG terminals in Europe. I am honoured, and feel great pride in being a link between Qatar and the UK, leading a business capable of providing this county with up to 20% of its natural gas needs” commented Yasser.
“I am committed to continuing to build on South Hook LNG’s reputation for safety and reliability, whilst working actively to safeguard the company’s legacy to the local community and the environment in which we operate. Key to my leadership of the organisation will be the continued development of our greatest asset – our people” he said.
Yasser’s appointment as General Manager follows the resignation of Mohammed Al Naimi, earlier this year.
Note to the editor:
South Hook LNG is one of Europe’s largest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminals. It has a processing capacity of 15.6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) and is capable of delivering up to 21 billion cubic metres (bcm) per annum of gas into the National Transmission System (NTS) – equivalent to around 20% of current UK natural gas needs. South Hook LNG’s shareholders are Qatar Petroleum International, ExxonMobil and Total.
Photo Caption: Yasser S. Al Jaidah, General Manager, South Hook LNG Terminal
For further information contact:
Mariam Dalziel, Public Relations Department, South Hook LNG Tel: 01437 782202/2203 / 07810 161915