Brazilian LNG Terminal Enters Operation

Energos Winter Floating Storage Regasification Unit connected to the LNG terminal. (Image Courtesy Of New Fortress Energy)

New Fortress Energy Inc. announced that its Terminal Gas Sul (TGS) liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal located in Santa Catarina, Brazil, is now operational with the Energos Winter Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) on-site. The regasification terminal first began construction in November 2021.

TGS is an offshore LNG import terminal with a capacity of approximately 6 MTPA and maximum send out of 500 MMscf/day. The terminal includes the Winter FSRU and a 21-mile (34-km), 20-in. (510-mm) pipeline, which connects the facility to the existing inland Transportadora Brasileira Gasoduto Bolívia-Brasil (TBG) pipeline.

Terminal Development (Image Courtesy Of New Fortress Energy)

TGS stands out as a prospect for New Fortress Energy, as it presents an opportunity for the company within the Brazilian power and gas markets. The terminal is connected by pipeline to the wider Brazilian gas market and more than 300 TBtu of industrial and residential gas consumers in the south region of Brazil.

Both power and gas demand are set to substantially increase, while the historical main source of gas supply from Bolivia has declined and is expected to further diminish in the near term. The TGS terminal is essential infrastructure and will play a vital role in meeting the region’s power and gas requirements.

“TGS is directly connected to more than 3.5 GW of existing power infrastructure that lacks firm supply agreements, making the terminal a key asset in Brazil’s evolving energy landscape,” said said Wes Edens, chair and chief executive officer of New Fortress Energy. “With numerous new power projects required to balance the grid in Brazil in the near term, New Fortress Energy is poised to meet growing demand by leveraging its vertically integrated portfolio of LNG assets and expertise.”