Ressurreição power station

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Ressurreição power station (Usina Termelétrica Ressurreição) is a liquefied natural gas-fueled power station in Ipojuca, Pernambuco, Brazil.

Project Details

Table 1: Unit-level details for Ressurreição power station

Unit name Status Fuel(s) Capacity (MW) Technology CHP[1] Start year Retired year
1 pre-construction[2] liquefied natural gas[3] 1370 MW combined cycle[4] not found 2023 (planned)[5]

Table 2: Unit-level ownership details for Ressurreição power station

Unit name Operator Owner Parent
1 CH4 Energia Ltda.[2] CH4 Energia Ltda.[100.0%][2] New Fortress Energy[100.0%][5]


Table 3: Plant-level location details for Ressurreição power station

Plant name Location Coordinates (WGS 84)
Ressurreição power station Ipojuca, Pernambuco, Brazil -8.3978, -35.0288 (approximate)

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Plans for the Ressurreição power station date back to 2018, when it was originally proposed as a 1370 MW natural gas-fired power plant[2][6]; it is currently being developed as part of the larger Port of Suape LNG-to-power project, which also includes the 21 million m3 per day Suape regasification terminal.[7][5][8]In December 2020, CH4 Energia and the government of Pernambuco signed a Memorandum of Intent stating that the power station project was viable, with Pernambuco slated to receive R$3 billion (three billion Brazilian reais) of investment with the power station generating approximately two thousand jobs during the construction and operational phases.[5] The power station's first unit (Ressurreição I) was originally expected to be operational by the end of 2022[9], though delays in the commissioning of the associated Suape LNG terminal have called that timeline into question.[10] Gas for the plant is to be supplied by an LNG regasification vessel.[5] Local news reports from January 2021 state that the plant will have a capacity of 1300 MW and be fueled with LNG (liquefied natural gas).[8] On the Brazilian government's September 2021 registry of power plants participating in the 2021 A-5 national energy auction, the project appears under the name Porto de Suape I and II, with capacity for each unit listed as 695.88 MW. A third unit (Ressurreição III) is also listed, with a proposed capacity of 617.3 MW.[11]In October 2022, CH4 Energia's bid to build an LNG import and regasification terminal in Suape port was rejected in favor of a competing bid from Oncorp, potentially diminishing the Ressurreição project's chances of moving forward.[12][13]

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  1. CHP = Combined Heat and Power
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on November 12, 2021. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  3. "" (PDF). Retrieved January 20, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. "" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on November 12, 2021. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 "New Fortress Energy to Acquire Power Purchase Agreements and Build LNG-to-Power Project at the Suape Port in Brazil". AP NEWS. January 13, 2021. Archived from the original on May 3, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  6. "Pernambuco poderá ter megatermelétrica a gás natural". Jornal do Commercio. September 20, 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "PITER (Plano Indicativo de Terminais de GNL)" (PDF). EPE (Empresa de Pesquisa Energética). July 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Termelétrica vai investir R$ 3 bilhões no Complexo de Suape". Diario de Pernambuco. January 13, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. "Cinco grupos disputam instalação de novo terminal de GNL em Suape". EPBR. September 23, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. "Antaq suspende leilão para terminal de GNL em Suape". EPBR. February 8, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. "PORTARIA Nº 937/SPE/MME". Ministério de Minas e Energia/Secretaria de Planejamento e Desenvolvimento Energético. September 14, 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  12. "OnCorp selected to build Brazil LNG terminal". Argus Media. October 20, 2022.
  13. "A corrida por novos terminais de GNL no Brasil". EPBR. September 22, 2022.