Bahrain’s First LNG Floating Storage Unit To Start Operations Soon

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Bahrain LNG targets to commence operations at its new import and regasification terminal located in the Khalifa bin Salman Port facility in Hidd, Bahrain by May, according to Reuters.

The CEO of Bahrain’s National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA), Jassem al Shirawi, recently announced that the terminal is due to import its first shipment of LNG from the UAE’s ADNOC. He also stated that the Hidd terminal is approximately 98% complete and it’s trial period will only last for a matter of weeks.

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Bahrain’s first LNG floating storage unit is currently anchored in the UAE’s Fujairah port, but it is due to arrive, ready to commence operations, at the Hidd terminal by May.

The terminal also houses an offshore LNG receiving jetty and breakwater, a regasification platform, subsea gas pipelines from the platform to shore, an onshore gas receiving facility, and an onshore nitrogen production facility, according to Bahrain LNG’s website.

The import terminal, with a capacity of 800 million cubic feet per day, will allow Bahrain to import the super-chilled fuel as demand grows for natural gas to feed large industrial projects, generate power and produce oil.