Construction Progress of Naoetsu LNG Receiving Terminal

abarrelfullabarrelfull wrote on 14 Sep 2011 15:02
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INPEX CORPORATION (INPEX) has been engaged in constructing Naoetsu LNG Receiving Terminal in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture (at the Naoetsu Port area), Japan Sea side of Honshu Island, Japan since July 2009. INPEX is underway to construct various facilities in Naoetsu LNG Receiving Terminal as scheduled toward to the operation start in 2014.

The current status of progress in construction of various facilities is shown below.
Facility
Status of Progress
LNG tank
70%
Plant
30%
Landing bridge
25%
Connecting pipelines
20%

As one of the important milestones, the lifting of dome-shaped roofs of the two LNG storage tanks was completed on 13 September 2011

INPEX is producing natural gas from Minami-Nagaoka Gas Field and other domestic Gas Field. After being processed, the natural gas is transported through a 1,400-km trunk pipeline network stretching across the Kanto and Koshinetsu regions, and is delivered to city gas companies and industrial customers along this pipeline network. Natural gas demand has substantially increased over the recent years. INPEX understand that the demand of natural gas will continually grow due to the rise in other fuel prices , and also to the advantage of natural gas being eco-friendly. Therefore, in addition to extending the pipeline network, INPEX has introduced LNG from Shizuoka Gas Co., Ltd. and further decided to build Naoetsu LNG Receiving Terminal to bring in LNG from our major oversea LNG projects such Ichthys and Abadi as the feed gas. Thus INPEX will enhance the added value by establishing a gas supply chain through linkage between this network and Ichthys and Abadi.


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