Altamira LNG Terminal

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Terminal de LNG de Altamira, S. de R.L. de C.V.
    • Vopak (60%)
    • Enagas (40%)
  • Website:
  • Location: East Coast of Mexico
  • Capacity: 3.5 million tons/annum
  • Status: In operation

Technical Details

  • Storage Capacity: 2 full containment tanks (300,000 m3LNG capacity);
  • The jetty is capable of receiving LNG vessels with a capacity of up to 216,000 cbm
  • Withdrawal capacity: 0.5 –0.67 bcf/d
  • Investment: $400MM
  • Constructor:
    • ICA Fluor Overall project manager
    • Freyssinet: LNG Tank post-tensioning

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers:
  • Customers: Mexican Federal Agency of Electricity, CFE


  • 2003 - Total takes a 25% stake
  • 2003 - Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. & ICA Fluor Consortium Awarded EPC contract
  • 2006 - Terminal is commissioned
  • 2011 - Vopak and Enagas agreed to purchase the terminal

Other Information

  • The terminal was the first in Mexico
  • The original shareholders were Shell & Total
  • Once the transaction is complete, Vopak will own 60% and Enagas 40% of the terminal

Relevant Links

  1. Freyssinet LNG Tank References
  2. Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. & ICA Fluor Consortium Awarded First LNG Terminal in Mexico
  3. Emerson chosen to digitally automate Mexico's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal
  4. Mexico’s first-ever LNG cargo arrives at Altamira’s regasification terminal
  5. Commercial Operation Inauguration at the Altamira LNG Re-gasification Terminal in Mexico
  6. Total Takes a 25% Stake in the Mexican LNG
  7. Vopak and Enagas acquire LNG import and re-gasification terminal in Altamira, Mexico
  8. Vopak and Enagas successfully complete acquisition of LNG storage and regasification terminal in Altamira, Mexico

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