- Ownership: National Grid
- Website: http://www.nationalgrid.com
- Location: Isle of Grain, Thames Estuary, Near London, UK
- Capacity: 14.8 million tons/annum
- Status: In Operation
- A very large regasification terminal capable of supplying 20% of the UK's gas needs
- Storage capacity:
- Phase 1: four existing LNG storage tanks with a total storage capacity of 200,000 cubic metres
- Phase 2: three full containment 190,000 cubic metres LNG storage tanks.
- Phase 3: One 190,000 cubic metres LNG storage tank
- Unloading capacity: Capable of berthing and unloading Q-Max vessels, the largest available LNG carriers in the world
- Send out capacity: 19.7 billion cubic metres of gas per year
- CB&I: Complete engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for phase 2&3
- Freyssinet: LNG Tank post-tensioning
Ongoing Projects/Project Status
- The 3rd phase of the terminal is currently underway to provide an additional five million tonnes of capacity in time for winter 2010/11.
- Construction work includes a second jetty, able to take the world's largest LNG carriers - the Q-Max - and an additional full containment LNG storage tank of 190,000m3. The capacity owners for this phase are Centrica, E.ON and Iberdrola.
- A fourth phase is in the planning stage
Suppliers / Customers
- A 20-year contract is in place with BP/Sonatrach for the first phase of capacity to enable them to import LNG into the UK from other countries.
- E.ON and RasGas have a contract to supply 2 Billion cubic metres per year
- Customers: The expanded capacity has been contracted to three customers, Sonatrach, Centrica and Gaz de France Suez.
- 2005 - The terminal was commissioned with 3.3 million tons / annum capacity
- 2010 - The third phase was completed
- Terminal Webpage
- Freyssinet LNG Tank References
- CB&I helps the UK build up LNG import network and storage capacity
- £310m expansion of National Grid’s Grain LNG terminal complete
- Air Products Supplies Nitrogen For Landmark Gas Project
- E.ON and RasGas sign medium-term flexible contract for the supply of LNG