Acajutla LNG Terminal

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Acajutla LNG Terminal is a floating LNG import terminal in Acajutla, El Salvador.


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Project Details

  • Owner: Energía del Pacífico
  • Location: Acajutla, El Salvador
  • Coordinates: 13.576083, -89.840444 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 0.5 mtpa[1]
  • Status: Construction
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2021[1]

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day


The Acajutla LNG power plant, also known as the Energia Del Pacifico power plant, is a 378MW natural gas-fired power project under construction at the Port of Acajutla, Sonsonate, El Salvador. The project also involves an offshore marine terminal comprising a permanently moored floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), an underground natural gas pipeline, a 44km-long 230kV transmission line, and three substations. Energia Del Pacifico, a joint venture between the US-based power generation company Invenergy and the El Salvador-based Quantum Energy, is the owner and developer of the project. Estimated to cost £702m ($877m), the Acajutla LNG power project represents the biggest energy infrastructure investment in the history of El Salvador. Construction works on the project were started in January 2019, while commissioning is expected in 2021.[2]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "2020 World LNG Report (p 81)" (PDF). IGU (International Gas Union). 2020.
  2. Acajutla LNG Power Plant NS Energy, accessed August 2, 2019

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