Jorf Lasfar LNG Terminal

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Jorf Lasfar LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG import terminal in El Jadida province, Morocco.


The map below shows the location of Jorf Lasfar, the approximate location of the terminal, in El Jadida province, Casablanca-Settat region.

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Project Details

  • Owner: Office National de l’Electricite et de l’Eau Potable (ONEE)
  • Location: Jorf Lasfar, El Jadida, Casablanca-Settat, Morocco
  • Coordinates: 33.1267, -8.62028 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 7 billion cubic metres per year (0.68 bcfd)[1]
  • Status: Proposed
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2025[1]

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


In November 2014, the Moroccan government revived plans to build a $4.6-billion liquefied natural gas regasification terminal in Jorf Lasfar. According to the plan, state-owned electricity producer ONEE would build four 600-MW gas-fired power plants in the area.[2][3] The government's plan is for the facility to be finished by 2021.[4]

In September 2015, ONEE called for applications for a technical advisor for the project.[5] In January 2017, ONEE selected HSBC Middle East as financial advisor on the project.[6]

In October of 2018, owners were reportedly preparing to invite bids for the project in Jorf Lasfar, suggesting that the project is still under development. In 2017, Moroccan state-owned power utility, ONEE, picked HSBC Middle East Ltd as the financial adviser for its plan to boost imports of LNG.[7]

In April 2019, Morocco was planning to tender the facility in Jorf Lasfar before the end of the year.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Morocco LNG tender worth $4.5bn expected to be floated before 2020, Hydrocarbons Technology, April 19, 2019
  2. Morocco revives $4.6 bln LNG import plan, Reuters Africa, 16 Dec. 2014.
  3. Jorf Lasfar LNG Import Terminal, A Barrel Full, accessed June 2017.
  4. LNG in Morocco, King & Spalding analysis, 11 July 2016.
  5. ONEE issues tender for Morocco LNG power project, LNG World News, 14 Sept. 2015.
  6. Morocco: ONEE selects advisers for LNG-to-power project, LNG World News, 3 Jan. 2017.
  7. UPDATE 1-Morocco preparing tender for $4.5 bln LNG project - minister, Reuters, October 1, 2018.

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