Guanabara Bay LNG Terminal
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Transpetro (Petrobras)
  • Website:
  • Location: Close to Boqueirão Island, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Capacity: 5.1BCM/annum
  • Status: In Operation

Brief Description

  • A floating LNG terminal, originally based on the vessel Golar Winter
  • This is being replaced by "Experience" with a storage capacity of 173,400 cubic meters and sendout capability of 1 billion cubic feet per day

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity: 138,000 m3
  • Unloading capacity:
  • Send out capacity: Guanabara Bay terminal has capacity to regas 14 million m³/day of natural gas
  • Constructor:
    • Moss Maritime regasification system was chosen for the Golar Spirit FSRU.
    • Keppel Offshore & Marine was chosen for the modification and conversion of the Golar Spirit

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • In 2014, the vessel is being replaced

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers:
    • Various including Trinidad & Tobago, Nigeria and Algeria. Shell has an agreement to supply some of the LNG.
    • Petrobras has an agreement with BG Group to supply both the Guanabara Bay Lng Terminal and the Pecem LNG Terminal
  • Customers: Natural gas regassed in Guanabara Bay will be sent to thermoelectric power stations by a 15-kilometer long gas pipeline


  • 2007 - Petrobras signed an umbrella agreement with Sonatrach for the supply of Algerian LNG to Brazil.
  • December 2007 - Construction work was started
  • January 2009 - Guanabara Bay terminal construction and erection were completed
  • April 2009 - Golar Winter was delivered
  • 2014 - FSRU Experience completed

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Floating Storage & Regasification Unit (FSRU), Golar LNG
  2. President Lula visits Guanabara Bay LNG Regasification Terminal
  3. Petrobras and Shell sign agreement for LNG supply
  4. BG Group and Petrobras Sign Liquefied Natural Gas Supply Agreements
  5. Moss Maritime, FSRUs and Regasification Systems
  6. Keppel Shipyard secures two conversion projects worth S$150 million
  7. Naming Ceremony for the World’s Largest FSRU, the “Experience”

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