…Integrates it to Train 7 project
Kunle, Kalejaye 12 April 2016, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Nigeria LNG Limited, NLNG, has announced plans to introduce an additional train to its six existing trains at its operational base on Bonny Island, Rivers State.
The new train, added to the existing six and a seventh train that had been on the drawing board for over 10 years, brings the total number of trains at the NLNG plant to 8.
Announcing this in Lagos, the company said the new Train 8 would be integrated to the Train 7 project and would be developed together with it.
Managing Director of the NLNG, Mr. Bab Omotowa, who disclosed this when he officially presented the 2016 Facts and Figures of the company to newsmen, said: “Are we doing Train 7 & 8 together? The answer is true. Previously we were looking at Train 7 as a mega project, which is similar to what the Qataris has built which is a 8.7 million tons per annum Train.
“The current set of Trains which we have is between 3.8 to 4.3. But this new one would have been 8.7 but after much review, we said that it is much better to replicate what we have rather than complicate our problem.
“So, we are building a replica of Train 6. So when we do that (4.3, 4.3 capacity each) we have 8.6 which is the same 8.7. It will be easier to maintain and it is the same technology. So, we are working the two Trains (7 & 8) together,” Mr. Omotowa said.
Commenting on when the Final Investment Decision, FID, on Trains 7 & 8, would be concluded, Mr. Omotowa said it will be done during the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The NLNG boss noted that embarking on Train 7 & 8 projects now would be much cheaper because of low oil price, adding that $300 million has already been spent n site preparation for the project.