• The two companies have signed an agreement to participate in the process which includes the O&M of the Al-Zour plant in Kuwait
• The infrastructure, currently under construction, will be one of the largest regasification plants in the world
Enagás and Reganosa have signed an agreement to jointly take part in the bidding process for the provision of O&M services of the Al-Zour regasification plant, in Kuwait, for an extendable period of seven years.
The companies have passed the pre-qualification phase of the process, opened by the Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) which is owned by the State of Kuwait. The current signed agreement includes the set-up of a consortium to take part in the tender phase, which will begin this September, and is scheduled to conclude at the end of 2018 with the announcement of the successful bidder.
The Al-Zour regasification plant is currently under construction and the starting of operation is foreseen by 2021. Once completed, the terminal will have eight tanks, each with a capacity of 225,500 m3 and an emission capacity of 3.6 MNm3/h. These features will make it one of the largest LNG terminals in the world and a key infrastructure for the gas system and for Kuwait’s economic development.
With 50 years’ experience, Enagás is an international leader in the development, operation and maintenance of gas infrastructures. It is certified as an independent Transmission System Operator (TSO) by the European Union and currently operates in eight countries.
Enagás is one of the companies with most LNG terminals worldwide, owning regasification plants in Spain —Barcelona, Huelva, Cartagena, Gijón, Bilbao (50%) and Sagunto (72.5%), in Mexico (TLA Altamira, 40%), and in Chile (GNL Quintero, majority shareholder). In addition, it has a network of 12,000 km of gas pipelines and three underground storage facilities.
Reganosa is a Spanish energy group that works in the development and operation of gas infrastructures in accordance with the principles of safety, efficiency and flexibility. It is certified as Transmission System Operator (TSO) on a European level. In Spain, it owns and operates a gas pipeline network and the Mugardos LNG terminal, while in Malta it manages a regasification plant.
It also participates globally in energy projects, providing technical knowledge and financial capacity, covering the entire life cycle of natural gas assets. In the case of the Al-Zour terminal, it has participated in all of the design and construction phases to date.