Photo: Courtesy of Nigeria LNG

Nigeria LNG suffers ‘operational trip’

Nigeria’s six-train liquefied natural gas plant on Bonny Island suffered an operational trip mid-May.

Nigeria LNG suffers 'operational trip'
Courtesy of Nigeria LNG

In a brief statement, Nigeria LNG noted that the trip resulted in the temporary loss of power at the plant.

According to the company, there was no injury or damage to the asset.

The company added that power was restored within two hours of the outage.

NLNG also stated that relevant authorities and stakeholders were duly informed as part of the protocol for managing such operational trips.

To remind, only a day earlier, on May 13, the company signed the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for its Train 7 project with the SCD JV Consortium, comprising units of Saipem, Chiyoda and Daewoo. The contract meant that all the conditions for a final investment decision to build the new production unit have been met, including financing.

NLNG is a joint venture compromising of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC – 49 per cent), Shell (25.6 per cent), Total (15 per cent) and ENI (10.4 per cent).

The new unit will add around 8 million tonnes per annum of capacity to the Bonny Island facility, taking the total to around 30 mtpa.