Gasfin, NEC Trinidad and Tobago Ink Deal to Develop New LNG Facility
Gasfin Development SA, an independent developer of mid-scale LNG and natural gas projects, today announced they have signed an agreement with National Energy Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Limited, the subsidiary of the National Gas Company, charged with the conceptualisation, promotion, development and facilitation of new energy-based downstream industries in Trinidad & Tobago, to facilitate the development of a mid-scale liquefaction plant capable of producing approximately 500,000 million tonnes of LNG per annum to supply markets in in the Caribbean.
The new LNG facility, earmarked for a site at Brighton Port, La Brea will, in conjunction with mid-scale LNG delivery infrastructure provided by Gasfin, facilitate long term supply of natural gas to Caribbean customers. The agreement marks the commencement of development activities. NEC and Gasfin will now proceed with confirming the project feasibility and key commercial agreements ahead of submitting a formal gas allocation request to the government of Trinidad & Tobago later this year.
When in operation, this project will offer regional power generators a realistic alternative to expensive liquid fuels. Using gas, power generators may achieve significant economic and environmental benefits, reducing CO2 and NOx emissions by approximately 25% and 85% respectively and eliminating sulphur and particulates emissions.
As well as generating new foreign direct investment and employment, the project will confirm the position of Trinidad and Tobago as a global pioneer in mid-scale LNG and cement T&T’s role as a regional energy hub.
Roland Fisher, CEO of Gasfin Development SA commented:
“This project highlights Gasfin’s abilities across the mid-scale LNG value chain. An LNG production facility dedicated to serving the regional market is the final piece of an integrated solution to bring Trinidad’s gas to the Caribbean, providing the region with access to an affordable and clean energy source. Our partnership with NEC is the culmination of an exhaustive due diligence process that confirmed our shared vision.”
LNG World News Staff, June 07, 2012; Image: Gasfin