Telfers FSRU

From Global Energy Monitor


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Telfers FSRU was a proposed LNG jetty with a floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) in the city of Colón on the Panamanian island of Telfers associated with Telfers power station. There has been no news of the project in more than two years, and it is presumed to be shelved.


The map below shows the proposed location of the FSRU in the seaport of Colón.

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Project details

  • Owner: LNG Group Panama[1]
  • Parent company: LNG Group Panama
  • Location: in the seaport of Colón, Panama
  • Coordinates: 9.357222, -79.898611 (approximate)
  • Capacity:
  • Status: Shelved
  • Type: Import
  • Financing: Natixis and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (US$700 million loan) [1]
  • Start Year:


Telfers FSRU was to be included in an LNG-to-power project also involving the combined cycle gas-fired Telfers power station, which was originally proposed in 2013. Panama NG Power, a subsidiary of LNG Group Panama, was then unable to reach financial close on the project resulting in its license being revoked. In 2017 the project experienced further financial complications which again led to Panamanian authorities cancelling its license. The floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) was to allow for receiving imports, storage, regasification and distribution.[1]

As of March 2022, the Telfers power station (now renamed Gatún power station) was expected to be supplied with gas from the onshore Costa Norte LNG Terminal.[2] There has been no further news of the Telfers FSRU in more than two years, and the project is presumed to be shelved.

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Preferred Bidder lined up for Panama LNG-to-power IJGlobal, Jan. 24, 2020
  2. "GE Secures Combined Cycle Power Plant Equipment Order for Generadora Gatún in Panama | GE News". GE. March 23, 2022.

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