Benin FSRU Terminal

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Benin FSRU Terminal is a proposed floating LNG terminal in Benin.[1]


The proposed LNG terminal would be a floating terminal, and would be anchored in the port.

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Project details

  • Owner: Total S.A., Republic of Benin, Société Béninoise d’Energie Electrique
  • Location: off the coast of Contonou, Benin
  • Coordinates: 6.346843, 2.435208 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 0.5 mtpa
  • Status: Proposed
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2021

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


Total S.A., the Republic of Benin, and the Société Béninoise d’Energie Electrique (SBEE) signed a Gas Supply Agreement and the Host Government Agreement for the development of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import floating terminal and the supply of up to 0.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of regasified LNG from Total’s global portfolio to Benin for 15 years, starting in 2021. Total will develop and operate the regasification infrastructure that will comprise a floating storage and re-gasification unit (FSRU) located offshore Benin and an offshore pipeline connection to the existing and planned power plants in Maria Gléta.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Total Will Develop the LNG Market in Benin, Business Wire, July 24, 2019.

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