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FLNG Port of Cotonou Terminal in Benin

The FLNG Port Of Cotonou Terminal is an LNG terminal under the ownership of Gasol; Socar Trading, in Benin. The project involves the development of a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import floating terminal. It will supply well up to 0.5 million tonnes of regasified LNG to Benin, per annum.

As a result, the project’s works feature the construction of a floating storage and re-gasification unit (FSRU). Its location will be offshore Benin. Furthermore, the project’s works also feature an offshore pipeline connection to the already existing planned power plants in Manta Gléta.

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However, since its inception, there have been no updates on its progress, in over 5+ years. Thus, some sources presumably report that the project was canceled. Although, in 2019 TotalEnergies proposed a similar project. It was called the Benin FSRU by the Republic of Benin.

Reported On June 24, 2014

Ghana to sign a gas purchase agreement with London’s Gasol Energy

The Ghana National Gas Company is expected to sign a gas purchase agreement with London’s Gasol Energy Company within a month’s time. According to Gasol Chief Operating Officer, Alan Buxton, talks with Ghana Gas are ongoing.

Gasol plans to build a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) terminal in the Port of Cotonou in Benin, but the project’s financing depends on a gas purchase agreement with Ghana Gas. Buxton said agreements with Benin and Togo to buy 60 million cubic feet of gas per day (mmcf/d) were already in place.

Gasol has another option of acquiring African Power Generation (AfGen), a Ghana Gas joint venture partner for a project potentially to build an FLNG terminal in Ghana. AfGen will be responsible for selling at least 100 mmcf/d of Gasol’s gas in Ghana for five years.

Ghana is counting on promising oil and gas discoveries off its coast to help boost its economy and replace some of its reliance on expensive liquid fuels for energy generation with its flagship Jubilee field, estimated to contain 1.4 trillion cubic feet in gas reserves.

Jul 2021

Construction imminent for Terminal 5 at Port of Cotonou, Benin

The start of construction works of Terminal 5 at the Autonomous Port of Cotonou (PAC) in Benin is in the offing after the award of a Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the project following an international call for tenders.

The contract was awarded by the Port of Cotonou Authority, which is in charge of the operation and management of the port facility, to China Harbor Engineering Company LTD (CHEC) Group, which had in November 2019 won the geotechnical study contract for the same project.

Scope of the project

According to Van den Branden, the commercial and marketing director of the Autonomous Port of Cotonou, the content of the specifications indicates that CHEC, within the framework of the contract, will construct a new general wharf and form approximately 22 ha of new land in the sea from the current crossing.

It will also build two new berths with a total of 550 meters, widen the southern breakwater by 350 meters in a bid to protect the port from the sea, demolish the existing eastern breakwater and dredge the harbor basin among other works.

The project is expected to be carried out within a period is 30 months, excluding the 8-month preparation period.

Part of the US$ 449M master plan

The construction of the 5th terminal at the PAC is part of a US$ 449M master plan that was developed back in 2018 after 2 years of preliminary study.

In addition to the construction of terminal 5, this master plan provides for the extension of the basin and renovation of the North Quay, the creation of a buffer car park at Zongo, construction of centralized access in the port as well as the development of a logistics zone within the port enclosure.

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