The proposed Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project will be constructed in two phases:
Phase I will consist of a single liquefaction train expected to have a base LNG production capacity of approximately 5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). The LNG produced by this train will be stored in the terminal’s two existing LNG storage tanks which have a combined capacity of 320,000 cubic meters (equivalent to 6.6 billion standard cubic feet of natural gas). The stored LNG will then be loaded onto ships berthed at the existing dock facility, which is currently permitted to receive up to 170,000 cubic meter LNG vessels and designed to handle vessels with capacities of up to 250,000 cubic meters. The project will include increasing the permitted ship size to 208,000 cubic meters.
Phase II of the project will consist of a second liquefaction train identical in size to the first train, providing a total project base level liquefaction capacity of 10 MTPA, which GLLC expects could be exceeded by more than 10% once the project is in operation.
Both phases of the Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project will take advantage of additional existing terminal infrastructure, including electrical and mechanical utilities, control buildings, and the 5-mile 36-inch diameter Pipeline (see Import Terminal).
The Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project will enjoy many advantages as a brownfield development, including: