Angola LNG Maintenance Delayed

Angola LNG Maintenance Delayed

Angola LNG, a partnership between Sonangol, Chevron, BP, ENI and Total, has postponed the start of a 53-day maintenance period to mid-September after engineers discovered small gas leaks in onshore pipelines in August.

“It will be 53 days from production to production after the plant shuts … the maintenance is there to replace the strainers and remove limescale and conduct a performance acceptance test,” Reuters cited an unkonwn source linked to the project as saying.

Angola LNG has delivered its first cargo in July to Petrobras’ regasification terminal in Guanabara Bay, Rio de Janeiro.

At full production it is expected that over 70 cargoes per year will leave the Angola LNG plant, supplying 5.2 million tons per year of LNG, plus propane, butane and condensate.


LNG World News Staff, September 6, 2013; Image: Angola LNG