[Trinidad & Tobago] Atlantic LNG

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[Trinidad & Tobago] Atlantic LNG

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Atlantic is one of the world’s largest producers of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). We produce LNG from natural gas delivered from fields in and around Trinidad and Tobago to our four-train liquefaction facility, which is located in Point Fortin, on the southwest coast of Trinidad.

Atlantic remains a world class business, with an established and proven record in the areas of safety, plant utilisation, gas turbine reliability and sustainability. However, the company is not just an energy producer and a profitable business. It plays a key role as a catalyst for the continued growth and development of Trinidad and Tobago. Whether it is as a direct result of our revenue which contributes to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), or through people and community development, Atlantic is set to continue being a leader in the local and global hydrocarbon industry.

Key Facts:
Atlantic was incorporated in 1995 to develop a natural gas liquefaction plant in Point Fortin, Trinidad and Tobago

We operate a four-train liquefaction facility with a total capacity of 15 million metric tonnes per annum (tpa). The four trains use the Phillips Optimised Cascade Process which cools natural gas using refrigerants until it liquefies at atmospheric pressure.

The facility also includes a port area with two (2) 700-metre jetties, an approach channel used by LNG carriers to berth at the jetty, and a turning basin. Each jetty can accommodate an LNG carrier of approximately 171,000 cubic metres in size.

Each Train is ultimately owned by a holding company comprised of different Member companies.

In addition to LNG, the plant also produces natural gas liquids (NGLs) which are delivered to a third party under separate arrangements. Atlantic’s business does not include exploration, distribution or shipping. Our primary business is the liquefaction of natural gas.

We employ over 500 persons on a permanent basis, of which 99% are nationals of Trinidad and Tobago. We also employ, on average, approximately 1000 contractors to assist in the maintenance of our production facility.
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Over our years of expansion, between 1999 – 2005, we first, tripled the capacity of Train 1 with Trains 2 and 3, and then nearly doubled Train 1’s capacity with the construction of Train 4. The facility’s full capacity is 15 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG. Atlantic’s liquefaction process is the Phillips Optimised Cascade Process, an improved version of the process that was first used at the LNG facility in Kenai, Alaska in the United States.

At the heart of the company’s production is a fleet of twenty-eight (28) GE Frame 5 turbine compressors, the largest fleet in the world.

GE also has a Turbine Maintenance Workshop on Atlantic’s facility as part of our Contractual Service Agreement (CSA) for maintenance.

The facility design and liquefaction process incorporates the compressors in parallel series. This facilitates production when one compressor is down for maintenance or otherwise offline.
Atlantic operates and manages four (4) LNG Trains, each owned by a group of members in its own holding Company.
Train 1

Train 1 began commercial operations on March 13, 1999 being the first LNG facility to operate in the Atlantic Basin, and the second in the Western Hemisphere. The first shipment of LNG left Trinidad and Tobago on May 1, 1999, bound for Boston, Massachusetts.

Capacity
LNG: 3.0 mtpa
NGLs: 6,000 bpd

Ownership
Shell – 46%
BP – 34%
NGC – 10%
Chinese Investment Corporation (CIC) – 10%

Trains 2 & 3

Trains 2 and 3 are characterised by an identical design, footprint and capacity. Trains 2 and 3 supply approximately 12,000 barrels of NGLs to Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited (PPGPL) under a long-term agreement.

Capacity
LNG: 3.3 mtpa (each)
NGLs: 5,000 – 6,000 bpd (each)

Ownership
Shell – 57.5%
BP – 42.5%

Train 4

At the time it was constructed in 2005 and for the first few years of its operation, Train 4 was the world’s largest LNG train, with a capacity of 5.2 million tonnes of LNG per annum. Train 4 began its commercial operations on May 1, 2007 and also supplies NGLs to Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited (PPGPL) under a long-term agreement.

Capacity
LNG: 5.2 mtpa
NGLs: 12,000 bpd

Ownership
Shell – 51.11%
BP – 37.78%
NGC – 11.11%
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