The facility has a second jetty for loading cooking gas for the domestic market
By Sully Manope, Southern African correspondent
Angola LNG has announced the sale of its first LPG cargo from its plant in the port town of Soyo, at the mouth of the Congo River in the country’s north west. The 5.2 Metric Tonnes Per Annum(MMTPA) facility, built to create value from Angola’s offshore gas resources, was commissioned in mid-2013.
The LPG and condensate jetty was commissioned immediately prior to commencement of loading operations. Commissioning included the testing of safety devices, mooring arrangements and loading arms.
“In addition to LNG production for international markets propane, butane and condensate production at Angola LNG is an important part of our operational and commercial activity” Artur Pereira, CEO, Angola LNG Marketing, says. “Our LPG and condensate production will help to supply both domestic and export markets with their energy needs.”
Angola LNG’s liquids infrastructure at its production plant in Soyo includes storage tanks for 88,000 m3 of propane, 59,000 m3 of butane, and 108,000 m3 of condensate. It has a jetty dedicated to propane, butane and condensate loading and a second jetty for pressurised butane loadings which will serve the domestic market.
Angola LNG Limited is an incorporated joint venture between Sonangol, Chevron, BP, ENI and Total that will gather and process gas to produce and deliver LNG and NGLs. The plant has an expected life of at least 30 years.