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Back in April, we published an article Portable on-site machine tool applications for LNG construction projects and with LNG activity set to increase, we thought it would be useful to update you on the LNG projects planned in the North and South America regions. The information taken from EIC DataStream lists potential projects which are either at the feasibility or the Pre-Feed (Front engineering design) stages. 

We’ve listed these by project value in descending order in an easy to read graphic format, along with a little more background information.

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 20 LNG Projects Planned for North and South America


Construction of a floating and land based LNG facility with storage and marine loading facilities. The total capacity will be 30 mtpa. The proposed operator is Canada Stewart Energy and the terminal is set to be built in British Columbia.



This onshore LNG liquefaction plant, also planned for British Columbia, will have a capacity of 24 mtpa. The terminal will be built at Sarita Bay, 10 km north of Bamfield at the southern end of Alberni Inlet on the west coast of Vancouver Island.



This natural gas liquefaction facility intended for Louisiana, will have a capacity to produce 26 million tons per annum of LNG. The liquefaction facility will consist of five LNG plants. Each comprised of one gas pre-treatment unit and four liquefaction units. The facility site will cover an area of approximately 800 acres.



This is a proposed 20 mtpa LNG liquefaction plant, to be operated by Kitsault Energy in  British Columbia. The intention is to use smaller floating liquefaction plants initially, beginning in 2018, and then adding capacity later in order to export up to 2.6 Bcf (72.6 million cubic metres) per day of gas. The project will also include LNG storage and marine loading facilities.



This proposed LNG liquefaction facility and export terminal to be operated by Aurora LNG in British Columbia will be contsructed in phases. Phase 1 constructing of two LNG trains and a marine port. Phase 2 will increase capacity to approximately 20 mtpa. The facility will be located on Digby Island, however it was initially proposed to be located at Grassy Point.



Imperial Oil Ltd will be operator of this LNG liquefaction plant. The facility will initially comprise of two liquefaction trains, but may be expanded to include five liquefaction trains with a total capacity of 30 mtpa.



CCL Project, Stage 3, includes construction of two LNG liquefaction trains, each with a capacity of 4.5 mtpa and an LNG storage tank with a capacity of 160,000 cubic metres. The expansion would increase the expected aggregate nominal production capacity of the plant to 22.5 mtpa.



Cheniere Energy are the planned operator of this 20 mtpa LNG liquefaction and export facility, which will be located on a 623 acre site within Plaquemines Parish, Louisianna. The project will consist of 20 liquefaction trains each with a capacity of approximately 1 mtpa.



The project is one of four proposals at Grassy Point. The first phase will have a capacity of 15 mtpa, and the second phase will add 5 mtpa capacity gradually. The operator will be Woodside petroleum. The project has a 25-year NEB export approval.



This is another LNG project planned for Louisiana, operated by Gasfin Development SA. Construction of a 1.5 million tonne per annum (74 Billion cubic feet per year) LNG liquefaction plant located along the Calcasieu River in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The project will have an initial storage capacity of 50,000 cubic metres of LNG, increasing to 100,000 cubic metres when all three phases are completed.



This LNG plant in the Bécancour Industrial Park will supply LNG to industries in Quebec not served by the existing pipeline distribution network. The plant will have two liquefaction trains, each with a capacity of 500,000 tpa, and a 50,000-cubic metre storage tank. Bécancour was selected because of its existing natural gas network and the available deepwater port, which is accessible year-round.



Haisla First Nation has filed three applications to export a total of 14.5 mtpa of LNG to Asia from six jetty sites in the Northern Douglas Channel near Kitimat over a period of 25 years. It would require 2.4 Bcf/d of feed gas. The LNG processing facilities would be built, owned, and operated by partnerships or joint ventures owned directly by the Haisla Nation and one or more industry participants.



Construction of a floating LNG regasification terminal at the Açu port in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil. The terminal will have a capacity of 14 million cubic metres per day and will supply gas to a thermal power plant and other developments within the Açu complex. Operator: Prumo Logistica.



Construction of an LNG liquefaction plant with a capacity of 1.2 mtpa (0.16 Bcf/d). The plant is located at the entrance point of the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Cameron Parish in Southwest Louisiana. Operator: Commonwealth LNG.



Proposed development in Jamaica to be operated by New Fortress Energy. The LNG terminal will have a capacity of 200,000 metric tons of LNG per year. The gas infrastructure will be used to supply Jamaica Public Service's proposed 190MW power plant at Old Harbour.



An LNG floating storage regasification unit to be installed near the port of Lirquén in Chile.  The FSRU will have a capacity of 15 million cubic metres per day. The LNG terminal would supply gas to the El Campesino power generation complex planned to be built in Bulnes. Operator: Biobiogenera.



Ship and barge loading facilities with a planned throughput of 3 mtpa to 3.5 mtpa. The plant will export LNG sourced from the nearby Tilbury LNG Plant owned by FortisBC Energy, Inc . The marine terminal would be a single jetty structure able to load mid-scale LNG carriers of capacity 65,000 cubic meters to 90,000 cubic meters, and barges of 2,000 cubic meters to 8,000 cubic meters.



Construction of an LNG regasification terminal in Chascos Bay, located in the northern coast of Chile. The terminal will feature a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) with a capacity of 10 million cubic metres per day, a jetty and a 20-inch, 2km subsea pipeline to the shore. Operator: Andes SA.



Construction of a liquefaction facility at the existing LNG storage site at Fields Point, Rhode Island in New England.



Construction of an offshore LNG regasification terminal in Buenaventura, located on the Pacific coast of Colombia. The terminal will feature a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU). The LNG terminal is part of an integrated project in Buenaventura which also includes a port terminal, storage facilities and a power plant

 Source: EICDataStream

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