Al Zour LNG Terminal

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Al Zour LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal with import and export capacity in Al-Zour, Kuwait.[1]

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Export Project Details

  • Owner: Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
  • Location: Al-Zour, Kuwait
  • Coordinates: 28.707347, 48.377053 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 22 mtpa[1]
  • Status: Construction
  • Type: Export
  • Start Year:

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

Import Project Details

  • Owner: Kuwait Petroleum Corporation
  • Location: Al-Zour, Kuwait
  • Coordinates: 28.7345748, 48.3887039 (exact)
  • Capacity: 11.3 mtpa[2]
  • Status: Construction
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2022

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

Background

Al-Zour LNG terminal will be located in the Al-Zour region, approximately 90km south of the Kuwait’s capital, Kuwait City, near the border with Saudi Arabia. The conceptual and feasibility studies were undertaken in 2014. The project includes the construction of a re-gasification facility, eight LNG storage tanks with a capacity of 225,000m³ each, marine facilities including two marine jetties, and berthing facilities for loading. The project will also include other components such as 14 HP pumps, boil-off gas (BOG) and flare facilities. Once fully-operational, the facility is expected to produce approximately 22 million metric tonnes (MMT) of natural gas a year and will have a storage capacity of 1.8 million m³ of LNG. The liquefaction capacity of the terminal will be 30 billion cubic metres a day (bcm/d).[1]

The Hyundai Engineering Company (HEC) was contracted for the construction of Al-Zour LNG project. It also includes Hyundai E&C, and state-owned Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS).[1] In January 2020 the governments of Kuwait and Qatar signed a new contract which calls for the import project to begin operations in 2022.[3] In September 2020, Bloomberg reported that Kuwait is now aiming to open the import terminal by March 2021.[4]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Al-Zour LNG Import Terminal Project Hydrocarbons Technology, accessed July 19, 2019
  2. 2019 World Gas Report International Gas Union, accessed August 2019
  3. Qatar and Kuwait agree new contract to supply the Al-Zour LNG project
  4. Verity Ratcliffe, Fiona MacDonald "Kuwait Aims to Finish Mideast’s Biggest LNG Terminal by March", Bloomberg, Sep. 15, 2020

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