Presidente Kennedy FSRU

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Presidente Kennedy FSRU, also known as the Porto Central LNG Terminal, is a proposed LNG terminal in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil.


The proposed terminal would be located on Brazil's Atlantic coast near Presidente Kennedy, Espírito Santo, Brazil.[1][2]

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Project Details

  • Sponsor: Porto Central Complexo Industrial Portuário S.A.[3]
  • Owner: Port of Rotterdam; TPK Logística S.A.[1][4]
  • Parent company: Port of Rotterdam; TPK Logística S.A.
  • Location: Porto Central, Presidente Kennedy, Espírito Santo, Brazil
  • Coordinates: -21.224754, -40.946933 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 20 million cubic meters per day[1]
  • Cost:
    • without an onshore tank: 290.9 million BRL[5]
    • with an onshore tank: 2,689.3 million BRL[5]
  • Status: Proposed
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year:
  • Financing:

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


Presidente Kennedy LNG terminal would be part of the Porto Central project, a proposed private port and industrial complex jointly sponsored by the Port of Rotterdam and TPK Logística S.A. on Brazil's Atlantic coast southeast of Presidente Kennedy, Espírito Santo, Brazil. The LNG terminal would include an FSRU (floating storage and regasification unit) with a regasification capacity of 20 million cubic meters per day, moored at a deep water berth capable of receiving Q-MAX vessels.[1]

Depending on the interests of investors, the Porto Central project may also eventually include storage tanks for LNG, along with natural gas processing units to handle production from the nearby Bacias de Campo and Espírito Santo gas fields, which could be delivered to the port via the proposed Route 6 gas pipeline.[1]

Potential customers for the natural gas processed at the port include the 1150 MW Presidente Kennedy power station , which received its installation license in February 2020, and the proposed 3.9 GW Sudeste power station.[2] Further proposals call for gas from the port to be transported via a 20-kilometer spur pipeline to a connection with the 1387-kilometer Gasene gas pipeline, or to be transported further afield to customers in Espírito Santo's capital city Vitória, or the neighboring state of Minas Gerais via the proposed Presidente Kennedy-São Brás do Suaçuí Gas Pipeline.[1]

The port's developers received the required installation license from Brazil's environmental authority Ibama in 2018, but as of October 2020 were still seeking construction funding and agreements with oil and gas companies before making a final investment decision.[1][2][6] As of July 2021, the Presidente Kennedy Terminal continued to be listed as an active project by the Brazilian government[5], and the construction firm Polimix reported that it hoped to begin construction of the Porto Central project in the first few months of 2022.[7]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Terminais de Regaseificação de GNL no Brasil: Panorama dos Principais Projetos (pp 26-28)" (PDF). EPE (Empresa de Pesquisa Energética). August 30, 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Terminais de GNL no Brasil (pp 21-22)" (PDF). EPE (Empresa de Pesquisa Energética). October 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. "Carta de Encaminhamento da Documentação para Autorização para Construção e Exploração de Terminal de Uso Privado: Porto Central" (PDF). Agência Nacional de Transportes Aquaviários. June 18, 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "Quem Somos". Porto Central. Retrieved 2021-04-19.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "PITER 2021: Indicative LNG Terminals Plan" (PDF). EPE (Empresa de Pesquisa Energética). October 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. "Brazil prepares for a new phase of investments in LNG terminals". LNG Latin America & the Caribbean. Retrieved 2021-04-23.
  7. "Polimix planeja iniciar obra de US$ 650 milhões em porto no ES". Asociação Brasileira de Operadores Logísticos. July 29, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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