Puerto Sandino LNG Power Plant

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Puerto Sandino LNG Power Plant (Central Eléctrica Puerto Sandino) is 300-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power station, under construction in León department, Nicaragua.

Location

The map below shows the approximate location of the power station in Puerto Sandino, León department, Nicaragua.

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Project Details

  • Sponsor: New Fortress Energy[1]
  • Parent company: New Fortress Energy[2]
  • Location: Puerto Sandino, León, Nicaragua
  • Coordinates: 12.1780, -86.7610 (approximate)[3]
  • Gross generating capacity (construction): 300 MW
    • Unit 1: Gas-fired[1] unknown technology, 300 MW[1] (start-up in 2021)[1]

Background

In 2020 New Fortress Energy announced plans to construct an LNG-to-power project on Nicaragua's Pacific coast, comprising the 300 MW Puerto Sandino power station and the adjacent Puerto Sandino FSRU LNG Terminal.[1] The American company NFE Nicaragua Development Partners LLC is responsible for the construction of the power station at the cost of $700 million.[4] The plant will be connected to the national electrical network (SIN).[4] In February 2020, New Fortress Energy signed a 25 year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Nicaraguan electrical distributors.[5] In April 2021 the first turbines and electromechanical equipment arrived at Puerto Sandino.[6] The plant is expected to be operational in the second half of 2021.[4]

Articles and Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "LNG Leading the Central American Switch as Pacific Coast Import Plans Materialize". Natural Gas Intelligence. October 7, 2020. Archived from the original on November 30, 2020. Retrieved May 14, 2021.
  2. "Stock quote & chart". New Fortress Energy. Archived from the original on May 12, 2021. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  3. "LNG Power Plant in Nicaragua – Gas Turbines Arrive". Precious Timber. April 30, 2021. Archived from the original on May 13, 2021. Retrieved May 14, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Llegan turbinas de empresa de EEUU a Nicaragua para generar energía a gas". SWI swissinfo.ch (in español). Retrieved 2021-06-24.
  5. "New Fortress Energy Firma Acuerdo por 25 Años para Central Eléctrica a Gas Natural de 300 MW". Retrieved 2021-06-24.
  6. "Llegan turbinas de empresa de EEUU a Nicaragua para generar energía a gas". SWI swissinfo.ch (in español). Retrieved 2021-06-24.