Quintero LNG Import Terminal

Summary Information

  • Ownership: GNL Quintero SA (BG Group, ENAP, Endesa Chile and Metrogas)
  • Website: http://www.gnlquintero.com/ (Spanish)
  • Location: Bay of Quintero, 110 kilometres from Santiago, Chile
  • Capacity: 2.5 million tons/annum
  • Status: Operational

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity:
  • Unloading capacity:
  • Send out capacity:
  • Constructor:
    • Licensor: Feasibility study and conceptual design

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • Commercial operations began in 2010
  • An additional tank is being constructed with a capacity of 175,000 m3
  • The terminal is being expanded
    • The project involves the installation of a new train of vaporization, which will join the two currently in operation, and having backup. After the expansion, the complex will increase by nearly 5 million m3/day capacity LNG regasification, reached a total of about 15 million m3/day

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers: LNG is supplied from the supply portfolio of BG Group
  • Customers:

History

  • 2006 - BG Group selected to supply and participate in a LNG regasification plant
  • 2007 - GNL Quintero S.A. incorporated and project sanctioned
  • 2007 - EPC contract signed and import terminal construction started
  • 2007 - BG Group and partners incorporated GNL Quintero S.A. and executed the shareholders’ agreement.
  • 2009 - BG Group delivered the first cargo of LNG to Chile in July
  • 2012 - BG Group agrees to sell its shareholding to Enagás
  • 2012 -The Board approved Quintero LNG start the Terminal expansion project

Other Information

  • BG Group holds a 40%, ENAP 20%, Endesa 20%, Metrogas S.A. of Santiago 20%

Relevant Links

  1. BG Group Chile
  2. Tractebel Engineering LNG References
  3. BG Group agrees to sell its equity interest in Chilean LNG terminal
  4. BG Group finalises agreement to meet natural gas demand in Chile
  5. GDF SUEZ to build on-shore LNG storage tank in Chile: share increased in LNG regasification terminal company, GNLM
  6. Quintero LNG expansion starts at 50% of its capacity regasification terminal
  7. Enagás completes acquisition of 20% stake in the Quintero LNG regasification terminal in Chile
  8. BG Group completes sale of interest in Chilean LNG terminal

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