Equatorial Guinea to build West Africa's first LNG storage and regas plant

Equatorial Guinea is set to construct the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and regasification plant in West Africa, advancing efforts to monetise gas resources through the creation of a domestic gas-to-power infrastructure.
Equatorial Guinea to build West Africa's first LNG storage and regas plantLocated at the Port of Akonikien, the plant will enable the storage, transportation and distribution of LNG to the country’s mainland; 12 bullet tanks will carry 14,000 cubic metres of storage capacity, supported by a truck loading station and 12kms of ten-inch gas and diesel pipelines. The project will be led by local construction and engineering firm Elite Construcciones; The project forms part of Equatorial Guinea’s regional LNG2Africa.

Other major suppliers include pipe supplier PFF Group, who manufactured 12,400 metres of pipes, shipping agents D&B Shipping Ltd. who facilitated the shipment of 22 40-foot open-top containers, and Meakin Logistics UK. Elite Construcciones also worked closely with German companies Noorwerk and ESC on the design and construction of the plant.


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