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Nigeria LNG suffers ‘operational trip’


Nigeria’s six-train liquefied natural gas plant on Bonny Island suffered an operational trip mid-May.

In a brief statement, Nigeria LNG noted that the operational trip resulted in the temporary loss of power at the plant.

According to the company, there was no injury or damage to the asset.

The company added that power was restored within two hours of the outage.

NLNG also stated that relevant authorities and stakeholders were duly informed as part of the protocol for managing such operational trips.

To remind, only a day earlier, on May 13, the company signed the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts for its Train 7 project with the SCD JV Consortium, comprising units of Saipem, Chiyoda, and Daewoo. The contract meant that all the conditions for a final investment decision to build the new production unit have been met, including financing.

NLNG is a joint venture compromising of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC – 49 percent), Shell (25.6 percent), Total (15 percent) and ENI (10.4 percent).

The new unit will add around 8 million tonnes per annum of capacity to the Bonny Island facility, taking the total to around 30 mtpa.

Source Offshore Technology
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