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.
- 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)
- Status: Proposed
- Type: Import
- Start Year: 2025
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. The government's plan is for the facility to be finished by 2021.
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.
In April 2019, Morocco was planning to tender the facility in Jorf Lasfar before the end of the year.
Articles and resources
- Morocco LNG tender worth $4.5bn expected to be floated before 2020, Hydrocarbons Technology, April 19, 2019
- Morocco revives $4.6 bln LNG import plan, Reuters Africa, 16 Dec. 2014.
- Jorf Lasfar LNG Import Terminal, A Barrel Full, accessed June 2017.
- LNG in Morocco, King & Spalding analysis, 11 July 2016.
- ONEE issues tender for Morocco LNG power project, LNG World News, 14 Sept. 2015.
- Morocco: ONEE selects advisers for LNG-to-power project, LNG World News, 3 Jan. 2017.
- UPDATE 1-Morocco preparing tender for $4.5 bln LNG project - minister, Reuters, October 1, 2018.