The reception, storage and regasification terminal is planned for the Port Esquivel area on Jamaica's southern coast. PCJ was due to open documents on Monday (May 28) afternoon, with a list of pre-qualifiers expected in coming weeks, the official said. Names of the companies were not immediately available.
Initial LNG throughput is expected to be 1.2Mt/y, which would be split between Jamaica's alumina industry and the power generation sector. There is current market potential of 2.5Mt/y.
The terminal is part of the government's energy diversification strategy that aims to introduce natural gas as an alternative to oil. The aim is to receive first gas in 2009.
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