How do you deal with increasing demands for power generation when oil and gas supplies to power plants are limited or unreliable? With the current low rates and increasing availability of LNG, our client was considering importing LNG into West Africa. Regasified LNG could be inserted into the under-utilised West African Gas Pipeline via an LNG Import Terminal in the Port of Cotonou, Benin. From there, the gas could then be distributed across the region to Benin, Togo and Ghana.
We supported the client with part of this project by acting as their Owner Engineer and offering the following services:
- Owner’s Engineer Services: general/technical project development support
- Feasibility Study input: LNG Terminal Zone Layout Development (Pre-FEED)
- Reference Design input and Contract Package Development (FEED)
Although the project was put on hold in 2015 as a result of the fall in international oil and gas prices during 2014, the concept is still deemed highly viable.