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    NLNG Selects Contractors For T7


The train will raise Nigeria's liquefaction capacity by 25%.

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NLNG Selects Contractors For T7

Nigeria LNG (NLNG), owner of the six-train Bonny LNG terminal in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, has reached a preliminary deal selecting contractors to build a seventh train.

NLNG has signed a letter of intent for engineering, procurement and construction of the train with a consortium of Italy’s Saipem, Japan’s Chiyoda and South Korea’s Daewoo, it said on September 11. The move takes the project one step closer towards a final investment decision (FID).

NLNG’s new train will be capable of producing 8mn mt/yr of LNG, adding to its current capacity of 22mn mt/yr. The company’s shareholders are state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum (NNPC) with 49%, Shell with 25.6%, France’s Total with 15% and Italy’s Eni with 10.4%. They have said before they aim to take an FID in the fourth quarter.

“The project will form part of the investment of over $10bn including the upstream scope of the LNG value chain, thereby boosting the much needed foreign direct investment (FDI) profile of Nigeria,” the statement said.

NLNG is Nigeria’s only active LNG terminal, though its size places the country in the top five LNG producers in the world. Its seventh train is anticipated on stream in 2024, but the launch date will depend on when an FID is reached.