Nigeria LNG Terminal

Summary Information

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

Brief Description

  • A very large LNG liquefaction terminal with 6 trains
  • It requires about 3.5 bcf/d feedgas intake at full production.
    • Train 1: 2.9 MTPA
    • Train 2: 2.9 MTPA
    • Train 3: 2.9 MTPA
    • Train 4: 4 MTPA
    • Train 5: 4 MTPA
    • Train 6: 4 MTPA

Technical Details

Contractors

  • Trains 1&2:
    • Saipem, Technip, KBR, JGC: FEED + EPC
    • Chiyoda: Train 1&2 - FEED & Acid gas removal
  • Train 3:
    • Saipem, Technip, KBR, JGC: FEED + EPC
  • Trains 4&5:
    • Saipem, Technip, KBR, JGC: FEED + EPC
  • Train 6:
    • Saipem, Technip, KBR, JGC: FEED + EPC
  • Train 7:
    • Chiyoda:FEED

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.

Customers

Suppliers

History

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1996 - Construction of the plant site commenced
  • 1999 - One of the two trains (Train 2) was completed.
  • 1999 - Contract awarded for Train 3 to a consortium of JGC Corporation and its associates TECHNIP of France, SNAMPROGETTI of Italy, and Kellogg Brown & Root of the U.S
  • 1999 - Production of LNG commenced on September 15.
  • 2000 - The second train of the Base Project, Train 1, came on stream on February 27
  • 2002 - Train 3 came into operations in November
  • 2002 - Agreement signed for construction of trains 4 & 5
  • 2004 - Technip, Snamprogetti, KBR and JGC Corporation awarded EPC for train 6
  • 2005 - NLNGPlus, comprising Trains 4 and 5, came on stream in November (for Train 4) and February 2006 (for Train 5).
  • 2007 - NLNG Six, came on stream in December .

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 NLNG Six 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.

Relevant Links

  1. Chiyoda LNG References
  2. Saipem LNG References
  3. JGC LNG Tank References
  4. Consortium TSKJ is to Build NLNG's Third Train Expansion Project
  5. Nigeria: construction of two new gas liquefaction trains
  6. JGC and Partners Awarded EPC Contract for Sixth LNG Train in Nigeria

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