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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Nigeria LNG Limited
  • Website: http://www.nlng.com/
  • Location: Finima, Bonny Island in Rivers State
  • Capacity: 22 million tons/annum

Ownership Details

  • Nigeria LNG is a joint venture company owned by the Federal Republic of Nigeria represented by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Shell Gas B.V, TotalfinaElf and Agip.
  • NNPC owns 49% of the shares in Nigeria LNG Limited.
  • Shell Gas BV owns 25.6% of the shares in Nigeria LNG Limited
  • Total Fina Elf owns 15% the shares in Nigeria LNG Limited
  • Agip owns 10.4% of the shares in Nigeria LNG Limited.

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History

  • In November 1995, a Final Investment Decision (FID) was signed by the Shareholders to build a Liquefied Natural Gas Plant in Finima, Bonny Island in Rivers State.
  • In December 1995, a consortium of engineering firms comprising Technip, Snamprogetti, M.V. Kellog and Japan Gas Corporation (TSKJ) was awarded a turnkey Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the construction of the Plant, the Gas Transmission System and the Residential Area.
  • Construction of the plant site commenced in February 1996 and by August 1999, one of the two trains (Train 2) was completed.
  • On August 12 of the same year, the plant was ready for start-up, and production of LNG commenced on September 15. The second train of the Base Project, Train 1, came on stream on February 27, 2000. Train 3 came into operations in November 2002.
  • NLNGPlus, comprising Trains 4 and 5, came on stream in November 2005 (for Train 4) and February 2006 (for Train 5).
  • NLNG Six, came on stream in December 2007.

Ongoing Projects

  • Plans for building Train 7 that will lift the total production capacity to over 30 MTPA LNG by 2012, are currently at an advanced stage.

Other Information

  • The Plant is built on 2.27sq. km of largely reclaimed land in Finima, Bonny Island. It currently has six trains in operation.
  • The main elements of the operational plant are:
  • Dedicated gas transmission pipelines passing through over 110 communities
  • Dedicated gas transmission pipelines passing through over 110 communities
  • Three LNG storage tanks with a capacity of 84,200 cubic metres each
  • A common fractionation plant to process LPG
  • Two Condensate storage tanks with a capacity of 36,000 cubic metres each
  • Two 65,000 cubic metre LPG refrigerated tanks (for propane & butane)
  • Ten generators with a total capacity of 400 MW
  • Two LNG export jetties
  • One LPG and Condensate export jetty
  • 23 LNG ships dedicated to NLNG service
  • Two Materials off-loading jetty
  • A residential area covering 2.08sq.km.
  • With the completion of the NLNGSix Project, the Nigeria LNG Plant has an overall capacity of some 22 million tonnes per annum of LNG and 4 million tonnes per annum of LPG. It requires about 3.5 bcf/d feedgas intake at full production.

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