Manzanillo (Dominican Republic) LNG Terminal

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Manzanillo (Dominican Republic) LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG import terminal in Montecristi province, Dominican Republic.


The map below shows the approximate location of the proposed terminal in Manzanillo, Montecristi province, Dominican Republic.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Manzanillo Gas & Power[1]
  • Owner: Manzanillo Gas & Power[1]
  • Parent company: Haina Investment Co Ltd, Shell Gas & Power Development BV, ENERLA (Energía de las Américas Inc)[1][2]
  • Location: Manzanillo, Montecristi, Dominican Republic
  • Coordinates: 19.696041, -71.726787 (approximate)[3][4]
  • Capacity: 1 mtpa[5]
  • Status: Proposed[2]
  • Type: Import[2]
  • Start Year: 2025[2]


As of February 2021, the Dominican government was preparing a tender for rights to develop an LNG import terminal associated with a new 800 MW power station in the Manzanillo region.[6][7] By July 2021 the government had received twelve bids for the project[8][9], with technical and economic offers expected in October 2021.[9]

In May 2022, the Dominican government announced that it had selected a pair of winning bids, resulting in the power plant being split into two separate projects.[10] The first project, to be developed by Manzanillo Gas & Power - a consortium led by Haina Investment Corp - was to include the LNG regasification terminal, together with a 167,000 m3 storage tank and a 420 MW combined cycle power station.[1][2] The second project, to be developed by a consortium led by Manzanillo Energy, was to include a 392 MW combined cycle power station, to be supplied by the same LNG terminal.[2] According to the terms of the tender, both projects were to be completed within a 42-month time frame.[2] The Dominican Minister of Energy and Mines stated that a key goal of the projects was to bolster national electrical generation capacity and alleviate the blackouts that have historically afflicted the island nation.[11]

According to Manzanillo Gas & Power's website, the proposed LNG import terminal would be constructed on a 12-hectare site, with a regasification capacity of 1 mtpa (million tonnes per annum) and an LNG storage capacity of 200,000 m3.[5] News reports have suggested that the onsite LNG storage facility might serve as a base for exporting LNG to Haiti and other Caribbean nations.[7]

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Bloques Licitados". Manzanillo Gas & Power. Retrieved 2023-07-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "Resultados Licitación Pública Internacional No EDES-LPI-NG-01-2021" (PDF). Gobierno de la República Dominicana - Energía y Minas. June 13, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "TERMOLELECTRICA · Pepillo Salcedo, Dominican Republic". Google Maps. Retrieved 2022-11-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. Bonilla, Dilenni (February 11, 2021). "Gobierno abre en una semana licitación 700 megavatios de gas en la región norte". El Día Nacionales. Archived from the original on February 21, 2021. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Terminal de Gas Natural Licuado (GNL)". Manzanillo Gas & Power. Retrieved 2023-07-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "Dominican Gov. readies tender to install 800MW on natural gas". DominicanToday. February 26, 2021. Archived from the original on May 18, 2021. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "800 MEGAS PARA MANZANILLO - Este es el ranking de las plantas que más energía aportan en República Dominicana | Listín Diario". Listin Diario. July 28, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. "Doce empresas participarán en licitación de planta de gas en Manzanillo". SwissInfo. July 16, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. 9.0 9.1 "To tender: 800MW natural gas power plant in NW". Dominican Today. July 27, 2021. Retrieved November 12, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "Gobierno dominicano adjudica la central de gas de Manzanillo, la mayor del país". El Dinero. May 30, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. "Antonio Almonte affirms Manzanillo plants will strengthen the Dominican Republic's energy system". BNamericas. June 1, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)