Cyprus Tenders For LNG Import Terminal

Cyprus has launched a tender for an LNG import terminal to supply gas for powergen as it eyes exporting its own gas discovery, Aphrodite, via Egypt.

On 5 October Cyprus belatedly launched a tender for the construction of an offshore LNG import terminal, originally scheduled for the first quarter of 2018. The tender document calls for the “procurement of a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), of at least 125,000m³ storage capacity.”

The regasification capacity has not been made public, but similar size FSRUs typically have regasification capacity of around 5bcm/y (480mn cfd; 3.7mn t/y).

The FSRU will be required to “unload LNG from LNG carriers ranging from 120,000m³ to 217,000m³.” The tender also includes the construction of offshore infrastructure for the permanent berthing of the FRSU at Vasilikos on the south coast and onshore infrastructure to deliver gas to the country’s main power station less than 1km away. The deadline for offers is 18 January 2019, while Nicosia “requires the completion of the new LNG import terminal by 30 November 2020.” (CONTINUED - 1044 WORDS)