Project description

Angola LNG Limited, a JV between Sonangol Gas Natural (36.4%), Chevron (36.4%), BP (13.6%) and Total (13.6%), proposed liquefying natural gas produced from fields offshore Angola in 2005. The same year, a 15-month Front End Engineering Design (FEED) contract was awarded to two groups, Bechtel and a joint consortium between KBR, JGC and Technip.

Designed to both establish Angola, an OPEC member and major oil producer, as a worldwide gas exporter, as well as reduce flaring offshore Angola, the Angola LNG Project was approved by the government in February 2007.

The Angola LNG Project will collect up to 1 Bcf/d of gas from offshore blocks 0, 1, 2, 14, 15, 17 and 18, including the Quiluma, Enguia North, Atum and Polvo fields, and transport it to an onshore LNG liquefaction plant located south of the Congo River near Soyo in the Zaire Province in northern Angola.

Development of the Angola LNG Project includes construction of an onshore liquefaction train with storage capacity of 360,000 cm for LNG, LPG and condensate, as well as a loading jetty for LNG tankers. Additionally, a pipeline will be built to transport natural gas to Angola markets.

Plant production capacity is 5.2 million tones per year of LNG, and the plant will also produce 125 MMcf/d of gas for use in Angola. Through a 2006 contract with Gulf LNG Energy, 100% of the LNG produced at the Angola LNG Project will be transported to the Gulf LNG Clean Energy re-gasification plant in Pascagoula, Mississippi, USA for regasification and disbursement to US markets.

Although the total project cost has not been released, Angola LNG Project has been touted as the "largest single investment ever made in Angola" by Desiderio da Coasta, Angola's minister of petroleum.

  Key Stats
Major units:
one onshore train liquefaction plant; 360,000 cm of full containment LNG, LPG and condensate storage; and a loading jetty to accommodate LNG tankers
LNG, LPG, condensate
Post-project processing capacity:
5.2 million tones per year of LNG and 125 MMcsf/d of natural gas
Bechtel, FEED; a joint consortium between KBR, JGC and Technip, FEED; a JV between Boskalis International BV – Jan de Nul Dredging Ltd., plant site preparation; Overseas Bechtel Inc., advance engineering and procurement
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