Maurice Bonnefil LNG Terminal
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Maurice Bonnefil LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG import terminal in Haiti. There have been no updates since 2014 and the project is presumed to be cancelled.
The terminal will be 14 kilometers north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
- Parent: Haytrac Power and Gas
- Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
- Coordinates: 18.746498, -72.436775 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Type: Import
- Start Year:
Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day
The Maurice Bonnefil LNG Import Terminal is 14 km north of Port-au-Prince. This complex will cover an area of over a million square meters including the landfill to place the storage and regasification phases. The terminal is a complex project with an initial gross storage capacity of 15,000 cubic meters of LNG. The terminal jetty will be capable of receiving ships of 10,000 to 60,000 cubic meters capacity. The cost is put at $123 million and the project is a privately led initiative by Haytrac Power and Gas S.A. – a company specialising in the construction of small and mini LNG terminals. Currently, Haiti relies heavily on wood and plants for power generation and this has exacerbated local deforestation, in turn making the nation more vulnerable to natural disasters.
There have been no updates since 2014 and the project is presumed to be cancelled.
Articles and resources
- LNG – Weighing the cost of big switch to gas-fired energy, Caribbean Maritime, May 20, 2014