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Summary Information

  • Ownership: REN Atlântico
  • Website:
  • Location: Sines, Portugal
  • Capacity: 6.0 million tons/annum
  • Status: In Operation

Brief Description

  • The LNG terminal consists of a docking station with a discharge capacity of 40,000 cubic meters to 165,000 cubic meters with an average discharge time of 20 hours, two storage tanks each having a capacity of 115,000 cubic meters and five open rack vaporizers for regasification.

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity: Two storage tanks each having a capacity of 115,000 cubic meters
  • Unloading capacity:
  • Send out capacity: The LNG terminal has a guaranteed (nominal) send out capacity of 600,000 cubic meters per hour (5.26 bcm per year), with a peak (interruptible) capacity of 900,000 cubic meters per hour
  • Constructor:
    • Tractebel
      • Complete EPC turnkey project for the initial construction
      • FEED and ITB package for the expansion project

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • The terminal is undergoing an expansion by SMM increasing the plant's receiving capacity from 6 million to 9 million metric tons of LNG per year.
  • Increased regasification capacity from 900,000 nm³/h to 1,350,000 nm³/h
  • Storage capacity of the terminal will be increased from 240,000 m³ to 390,000 m³ with the mechanical construction of one LNG tank with 150.000 m3 of capacity.
  • The cost of the project is expected to be about $265 million, and completion is set for 2012

Suppliers / Customers


  • 2000 - Tractebel awarded EPC contract
  • 2004 - Terminal Commissioned
  • 2006 - Terminal acquired by REN
  • 2008 - Expansion project launched
  • 2009 - EPC contract for expansion project awarded
  • 2012 - Expansion project completed

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Relevant Links

  1. Tractebel Engineering LNG References
  2. Terminal Webpage
  3. SINES LNG Terminal: low cost/ fast track project but new technologies and an answer to EN 1473 new safety approach
  4. Sines LNG Terminal Expansion Project
  5. EPC Contractor Awarded for LNG Terminal Expansion in Sines, Portugal
  7. Contract Signed for Expansion of GNL Sines Terminal
  8. JC Carter Delivers Eight Third Generation, High-Efficiency Pumps to Sines, Portugal LNG Terminal Expansion
  9. SMM concluded a project at the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) REN Terminal, in Sines
  10. Ren Completes Expansion Project Of The Sines LNG Terminal
  11. Cheniere and EDP Sign 20-Year LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement

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