Angola Soyo LNG Terminal

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Angola LNG Limited
    • (Sonangol (22.8%) and affiliates of Chevron (36.4%), Total (13.6%), bp (13.6%), and ENI (13.6%))
  • Website:
  • Location: Soyo, south of the Congo River, in the Zaire Province of Angola
  • Capacity: 5.2 million tons/annum
  • Status: In Operation, completed in 2013

Brief Description

  • A large single train liquefaction terminal with four storage tanks
  • Angola Soyo LNG also has storage tanks with a capacity of 88 000 m3 of propane, butane 59 000 m3 and 108 000 m3 of condensate, a marine terminal dedicated to shipping such products and a second terminal for butane to supply the domestic market

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity: 2 x 159,000 m³ - 1 x 88,000 m³ - 1 x 59,000 m³ tanks
  • Constructor:
    • A joint venture team of KBR, JGC Corporation of Japan and Technip: FEED
    • Bechtel: Performing engineering, procurement, and construction on the onshore portion of a broad $8 billion gas program that also includes floating production storage and operations vessels, pipelines to the LNG plant, and LNG tankers.
    • Saipem: Construction of 5 tanks (2 LNG, 1 propane, 1 butane and 1 condensate)
    • Freyssinet: LNG Tank post-tensioning
    • Acergy: Nearshore/onshore segment of the pipeline network
  • Licensor: Conocophillips

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • The terminal has started operations

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers: Offshore Oil and Gas Fields including Clov Oil And Gas Fields
  • Customers: The original plan is that LNG from Angola will be exported primarily to a regasification terminal in Mississipi. Whether this will remain viable is questionable.


  • 2002 - Total, Norsk Hydro, BP, Esso, Chevron and Sonangol signed a participation agreement
  • 2005 - A joint venture team of KBR, JGC Corporation of Japan and Technip were awarded a Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) contract
  • 2007 - Final investment decision was made
  • 2008 - Bechtel starts construction
  • 2008 - Acergy awarded pipeline contract
  • 2011 - GAC Global Hub Services (GHS) awarded contract for worldwide ship agency services chartered vessels
  • 2012 - GE Oil & Gas signed a long-term contractual service agreement (CSA)
  • 2013 - Chevron Confirms First Cargo
  • 2014 - Production suspended for a year due to technical problems

Other Information

  • In addition to LNG, the project will produce liquefied petroleum gas such as propane and butane; condensate; and domestic pipeline gas.
  • The terminal utilises Conocophillips LNG technology
  • GAC Global Hub Services (GHS) will serve as the provider of a variety of worldwide ship agency services for ALSS's chartered vessels to transport the LNG

Relevant Links

  1. Angola LNG Limited Licenses ConocoPhillips Natural Gas Liquefaction Technology
  2. Angola LNG, Betchel
  3. Freyssinet LNG Tank References
  4. Saipem LNG References
  5. JGC LNG Tank References
  6. Sonangol, ChevronTexaco and Co-Venturers Award KBR and Partners FEED Contract for Angola LNG Project
  7. Eni acquires a participation stake in the Angola LNG Project
  8. Chevron Announces Green Light for Angola LNG Project
  9. Angola LNG Supply Service appoints GAC to handle port & bunker fuels services
  10. TotalFinaElf signs an agreement to study a gas liquefaction project in Angola
  11. Angola LNG Plant Ensuring Gas Supply through GE Service Agreement
  12. Acergy S.A. awarded $250 million contract in Angola
  13. Saipem awarded two onshore contracts worth 580 million euro
  14. Chevron Confirms First Cargo from Angola LNG
  15. Angola LNG suspended production

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