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Aguadulce FSRU, also known as the Andes Energy Terminal or AET, is a proposed floating LNG import terminal in Colombia.
The map below shows the approximate location of the proposed LNG terminal at the north end of the Bay of Buenaventura in Valle del Cauca department, Colombia.
- Owner: Aguadulce LNG
- Location: Bay of Buenaventura, Colombia
- Coordinates: 3.921808, -77.108302 (approximate)
- Type: Import
- Status: Proposed
- Start Year:
Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day
The Aguadulce LNG import terminal, together with the associated gas-fired Andes Energy power station, is part of a proposed gas-to-power project on Colombia's Pacific Coast designed to supply natural gas and electricity to southwestern and central Colombia. Aguadulce LNG, S.A.S., is a private company established to develop this project. The project comprises an FSRU with a storage capacity of 160,000 m3, along with a 270 MW simple cycle gas turbine power plant, which would later be upgraded to a 400 MW combined cycle plant.
As of May 2021, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) was looking for contractors to study the project's feasibility. In June 2021, infrastructure specialist Black and Veatch was selected to undertake the technical, engineering and commercial studies necessary to verify the proposed project site’s suitability, define the project design requirements, and estimate capital and operating costs. The proposed terminal is intended to bolster the reliability of Colombia's electricity grid, which is heavily dependent on hydro power, and to compensate for anticipated power generation shortfalls and natural gas deficits expected to affect the country as early as 2023.
Articles and resources
- Colombia: Feasibility Study: Colombia Aguadulce LNG Project U.S. Trade and Development Agency, accessed May 6, 2021
- "FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR THE AGUADULCE LNG TERMINAL AND POWER PLANT PROJECT IN COLOMBIA" (PDF). USTDA. October 30, 2020.
- "Black & Veatch to conduct studies for LNG terminal in Colombia". LNG Industry. June 4, 2021.