AGA Gas awards LNG terminal construction contract

Uchenna Izundu
OGJ International Editor

LONDON, Apr. 21 -- AGA Gas AB plans to import LNG through a small scale terminal 55 km south of Stockholm by May 2011, a company spokesman told OGJ.

The terminal with capacity to process 300,000-400,000 tonnes/year of LNG will be at Brunnsviksholme outside Nynashamn. It will be supplied with LNG from the Skangass liquefaction plant in Stavanger, which has a capacity of 300,000 tonnes/year, and other terminals in Europe.

"Our terminal will have 20,000 cu m of storage capacity," said the company representative. "We have awarded the construction contract of the terminal to NCC Construction Sweden."

A new LNG tank will be built in slip form 33 m high and 38 m in diameter. It is expected to be finished during the first half of 2010.

The terminal and tank will cost 275 million Swedish Krona (SEK).

"The terminal…will be the first of its type in Sweden and will facilitate the utilization of natural gas in Central Sweden. Fortum, among others, will use the natural gas to replace petroleum for city-gas production in Stockholm and the Nynas refinery will use the natural gas in its production of hydrogen gas," said NCC Construsction.

The harbor for the terminal will receive tankers 160 m in length with a depth of 9 m. "These will be ships with a capacity of 50,000 cu m," the AGA Gas spokesman told OGJ.

A 100-m bridge will connect Brunnsviksholme with the mainland. The contract also includes construction of a service building, an access road to Norviksvagen, a vehicle bay for receipt of LNG, and some ground work.

Contact Uchenna Izundu at uchennai@pennwell.com.

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