Pilot Cork FSRU

From Global Energy Monitor
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Pilot Cork FSRU, also known as Cork FSRU, is a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) for importing liquefied natural gas (LNG) proposed in Ireland.[1]


The terminal is proposed to be located in the Whitegate area of Cork Harbour, Ireland.[1]

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Project details

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  • Owner: Pilot LNG (100%)[1]
  • Parent company: Pilot LNG (100%)[1]
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  • Location: Whitegate area of Cork Harbour, Ireland[1]
  • Coordinates: 51.826809, -8.232798 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 3 mtpa[1]
  • Status: Proposed[1]
  • Type: Import[1]
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  • FID status: Pre-FID
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Pilot LNG has proposed developing an FSRU LNG import terminal in the Port of Cork, Ireland. Pilot has signed an agreement with the Port of Cork allowing it exclusive development of the terminal. The FSRU will be located in the Whitegate area of the port, and will be connected via a short pipeline to Ireland’s main gas pipeline transmission system.[1]

Before Pilot LNG proposed building an import terminal in the Port of Cork, there was a proposal for NextDecade Cork FSRU, which is now cancelled.


In March 2023, over twenty environmental groups signed a letter opposing the construction of the project. A campaigner from Not Here Not Anywhere told The Irish Independent, "Projects like the proposed project in Cork Harbour go against national policy, international climate obligations, climate science, and risks locking Ireland into dirty fossil fuel dependence for more than 30 years. Cork Harbour is a designated Special Protection Area (SPA) and an internationally important wetland that must be adequately protected from the risks associated with fossil fuel importation and exploitation."[2]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 "Cork | Pilot LNG". Pilot LNG. Retrieved 2023-09-11.
  2. "Plans for possible LNG facility in Cork opposed by climate groups". Independent.ie. Retrieved 2023-09-11.