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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Brindisi LNG (BG Group)
  • Website:
  • Location: Capo Bianco, Brindisi, Italy
  • Capacity: 6.0 million tons/annum
  • Status: Cancelled

Brief Description

  • A medium sized regasifiaction terminal with two tanks

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity: 2 Tanks of 160,000 m3
  • Unloading capacity:
  • Send out capacity: 8 billion cubic meters of regasified LNG a year
  • Constructor:
    • A consortium, led by Tecnimont and comprising Grandi Lavori Fincosit SpA, Consorzio Cooperativa Costruttori, Sofregaz S.A, Vinci Construction Grands Projets SAS and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, was awarded the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract
    • Tractebel: Consultancy for "in-pit" tank design

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • Conditional environmental permission has been granted
  • BG Group announced that it is cancelling the project

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers: The terminal will be supplied by BG Group's Egypt Operations
  • Customers: Enel agreed to purchase 2.4 million tonnes of LNG per annum (mtpa)


  • 2002 - BG Group plc received approval to construct and operate the terminal
  • 2003 - Enel acquired 50 per cent of the proposed €390 million Brindisi Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import project
  • 2005 - BG Group announced the signing of a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) for the supply of 2.4 million tonnes per annum (mtpa), of LNG to Enel
  • 2005 - Brindisi LNG SpA awarded the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract to a consortium led by Tecnimont SpA
  • 2005 - BG Group agreed to acquire sole ownership of Brindisi LNG SpA
  • 2007 - The Brindisi LNG site was seized by Italian authorities
  • 2010 - The Environment Minister, acting in concert with the Cultural Heritage Minister, signed the Decree giving formal weight to the favourable opinion given by the EIA Technical Commission
  • 2012 - BG Group announced that it will not proceed with the project due to bureaucracy

Other Information

  • In February 2007, the Brindisi LNG site was seized in connection with a criminal investigation by Italian authorities into allegations of improper conduct related to the authorisation process. Criminal charges have been brought against certain current and former employees and consultants of BG Group, and against BG Italia S.p.A. Construction work has been suspended since February 2007.

Relevant Links

  1. Tractebel Engineering LNG References
  2. BG Group, Italy
  3. BG Group and Enel become partners in Brindisi LNG
  4. BG Group to assume 100 percent of Brindisi LNG SpA
  5. BG and partners agree principal terms for Egyptian LNG Train 2
  6. The Brindisi regassification plant - The online publication of the VIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) Decree
  7. Red tape pushes BG Group to shelve Italy LNG plant
  8. Brindisi LNG of Italy Awards EPC Contract for the LNG Terminal to the International Consortium, Including Tecnimont, GLF, VICNI
  9. Approval Received for Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal in Italy
  10. BG Group and Enel sign Brindisi LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement

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