Andres LNG Terminal

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Andrés LNG Terminal is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Location

The terminal is located in Andrés, Boca Chica, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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Project Details

  • Parent: AES
  • Location: Punta Caucedo, Boca Chica, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Coordinates: 18.406993, -69.628234 (exact)
  • Capacity: 1.9 mtpa, 0.27 bcfd
  • Additional Proposed Capacity:
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2003[1][2]

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

Background

Andrés LNG Terminal is an LNG terminal in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic that was commissioned in February 2003.[1][2]

AES awarded a lump-sum turnkey engineering, procurement, and construction contract to CB&I for the LNG import terminal. It includes a 160,000 m3 LNG storage tank and three unloading arms capable of unloading LNG vessels at a rate of 10,000 m3 per hour. The terminal provides natural gas to customers in the industrial, transportation and power generation sectors, including the adjacent AES Andrés power station and the DPP Los Mina power station operated by Dominican Power Partners in Los Mina, 34 km to the west.[3][4]

In August 2015, AES Dominica announced that it would offer LNG bunkering at the Andres LNG Terminal, and that it had begun work to modify the terminal for LNG reloads onto vessels sized between 10,000 m3 and 60,000 m3.[5] The Andres LNG terminal completed its first LNG reload in February 2017, reloading between 60,000 and 70,000 m3 of LNG from the terminal onto the 138,826 m3 Cadiz Knutsen for delivery to the United Kingdom's Grain LNG Terminal.[6]

In 2018, AES Andres began building the Eastern Gas Pipeline, a project designed to bring natural gas from the Boca Chica terminal to several power plants in the San Pedro de Macorís region.[7][8] In 2020, the 50-kilometer pipeline began supplying the Quisqueya I, Quisqueya II, and San Pedro de Macoris power stations, starting in February, June and November, respectively.[9]

In December 2020, AES issued to POSCO E&C the notice to proceed for the construction of a second LNG storage tank at the Andrés LNG terminal in Santo Domingo. The new tank will have a 120,000 m3 storage capacity and will be located next to the existing tank. The terminal expansion project also envisions the installation of additional vaporizers and of 2 truck loading bays. In 2020 the terminal provided re-exports to Panama and Jamaica as well as re-exports to Guyana via iso-containers.[10]

An expansion plan scheduled for completion in 2023 will increase storage capacity at the Andres LNG Terminal from 160,000 m3 to 280,000 m3.[9]

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "AES Andres Project in Dominican Republic | Case Studies". IJGlobal. August 11, 2003. Retrieved 2021-01-25.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Andres LNG Terminal, A Barrel Full, accessed March 2021
  3. "AES LNG Import Terminal". MDR. Retrieved 2021-01-25.
  4. "Liquefied natural gas terminal". AES Dominicana. Retrieved 2021-01-25.
  5. Andres LNG terminal to offer trans-shipment, bunkering, LNG World News, 13 Aug. 2015
  6. "Dominican Republic's Andres LNG terminal completes first ever reload". S&P Global Platts. 2017-02-14.
  7. "AES iniciará la construcción de un gasoducto en República Dominicana". Listín Diario. 2018-05-01.
  8. "Energas and AES break the Dominican Republic's reliance on oil". AES. Retrieved 2021-03-11.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "DomRep converts oil-based power to gas". Argus Media. 2020-11-09.
  10. GIIGNL 2021 Annual Report, accessed May 5, 2021

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