Jamaica LNG Terminal

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Jamaica LNG Terminal is an operating LNG import terminal in Jamaica.


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Project Details

  • Parent: New Fortress Energy
  • Location: Port Esquivel, Jamaica
  • Coordinates: 17.894, -77.133 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 2.5 mtpa, 0.36 bcfd
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2018

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


Jamaica LNG Terminal is an operating LNG terminal in Jamaica.[1]

The offshore floating storage and regasification terminal will be owned and operated by American company New Fortress Energy, in association with NFE South Holdings. The terminal will feed gas which through a 5 km long pipeline to the new power plant that is being constructed by JPS (Jamaica Public Service Company) at Old Harbor. New Fortress already operates the Montego Bay LNG Terminal on the opposite side of the island from the new project. The terminal was planned to be constructed on the Western side of Portland Bight, nearby to the environmentally protected Goat Islands. NFE South Holdings holds the contract to supply gas JPS and other potential consumers.[2]

In October 16, the Jamaican government decided to move the location of a transshipment port which was to be located directly on the Goat Islands due to significant concern over its environmental impact on marine life. While the cancellation of the sea port won't have any direct effect on the floating LNG terminal construction located nearby, conservationists remain concerned over its own potential effects on marine life.[3]

As of 2017, the terminal's commencement is planned for 2018.[4]

New Fortress described the terminal as operational in an investor document in December of 2018.[5]

Articles and resources


  1. Jamaica LNG Terminal, A Barrel Full, accessed April 2017
  2. Steven Jackson, "LNG Marine Terminal For Set Up In Portland Bight Area", The Gleamer, September 16, 2016
  3. Jamaica in Search of New Location for its Planned Port Facility, Safety4Sea, accessed May 2021
  4. Special Report: Jamaica, Caribbean Maritime, accessed September 2017
  5. New Fortress Completes Offshore LNG Terminal - Golar Expects To Generate US$22m From Jamaica Project, The Gleaner, Dec. 21, 2018

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