Bahrain Hidd FLNG Terminal

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Bahrain Hidd FLNG Terminal is an LNG terminal in Muharraq Island, Bahrain.


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Project Details

  • Parent: Nogaholding (30%), Teekay LNG (30%), Samsung (20%), Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) (20%)
  • Location: Al Hidd, Hidd Industrial area, Muharraq Island, Bahrain
  • Coordinates: 26.25, 50.65 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 6.1 mtpa, 0.87 bcfd
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2019

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


Bahrain Hidd FLNG Terminal is an LNG terminal in Muharraq Island, Bahrain.[1]

Bahrain Hidd FLNG is central to Bahrain’s larger plans of both becoming a regional gas hub and to meet increasing energy demands. In the Oxford Business Group reported that Bahrain's gas consumption increases by an average annual rate of 5%.[2]

The facility will receive LNG shipments. Onshore infrastructure will include a gas receiving plant and a nitrogen production facility. Offshore infrastructure includes a floating storage unit and a regasification platform 2.6 miles (4.3km) away from the existing breakwater at the Khalifa Bin Salman Port.[3]

The terminal began construction January 2017.[3] It began commercial operations in May of 2019.[4] The terminal consists of onshore regasification facilities coupled with an FSU. After receiving the commissioning cargo, the 174,000 m3 FSU Bahrain Spirit was redeployed as an LNG carrier.[5]

Middle East and LNG imports

Bahrain is not the only country rich with gas reserves in the Middle East to import gas. Countries in one the most gas rich regions import LNG by tanker. They include Mina Al-Ahmadi LNG Terminal in Kuwait in 2009, Jebel Ali FLNG Terminal in Dubai in 2010, Hadera LNG Terminal in Israel in 2013, Jordan through Aqaba Jordan LNG Terminal in 2015, Ruwais LNG Terminal in Abu Dhabi in 2016. The city of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates plan to import LNG in 2018. Bahrain plans to import LNG through its Bahrain Hidd FLNG Terminal in 2019. It was reported in 2017 that even Saudi Arabia is considering LNG imports.[6]

Articles and resources


  1. Bahrain Hidd FLNG Terminal , A Barrel Full, accessed April 2017
  2. "Bahrain to meet domestic energy demand with new LNG terminal," Oxford Business Group, November 1, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Bahrain LNG Terminal, Bahrain,", retrieved August 2017.
  4. Bahrain LNG terminal to start commercial operations in May Reuters, May 25, 2019.
  5. GIIGNL 2021 Annual Report, accessed May 5, 2021
  6. Robin M. Mills, "The great gasification wave has passed," LiveMint, August 17, 2017.

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