Once the transaction is completed, Total will hold a 26% interest in the three project companies: the port company is in charge of the construction and operation of the port under a 30 year concession; the terminal company builds and will operate the terminal; the marketing company will sell the gas. The terminal will have an initial capacity of 2.5 millions tons per annum with a goal to expand it to 5 millions tons. Supplied by the two partners from their various LNG sources, Hazira will be the first merchant LNG terminal in Asia.
With this stake in a re-gasification terminal in Asia, Total strengthens its development on gas markets and secures an access to a fast growing market for the LNG projects in which it participates.
Total is already a major LNG player, commercializing more than 6 millions tons in 2003. The company holds stakes in 5 natural gas liquefaction plants worldwide, a stake in a re-gasification terminal in Mexico and has signed a protocol of intent to acquire an interest in the Fos Cavaou re-gasification terminal in France.
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