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NLNG Mission Statement: To market, produce and deliver Liquefied Natural Gas and Natural Gas Liquids to buyers safely, reliably and profitably, growing our company and its people to their full potential, and being a trusted partner with all our stakeholders in the sustainable development of Nigeria’s gas industry and of NLNG’s host communities.

NLNG LogoNigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) is a joint venture company established to design, construct and operate the natural gas transmission system and liquefaction facility located at Finima on Bonny Island in Rivers State in Southeast Nigeria.

In November 1995, a Final Investment Decision (FID) was signed by the Shareholders to build a Liquefied Natural Gas Plant in Finima, Bonny Island in Rivers State. In December 1995, a consortium of engineering firms comprising Technip, Snamprogetti, M.V. Kellog and Japan Gas Corporation (TSKJ) was awarded a turnkey Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the construction of the Plant, the Gas Transmission System and the Residential Area.

NLNG Plant

Aerial view of NLNG Plant on Bonny Island, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Construction of the plant site commenced in February 1996 and by August 1999, one of the two trains (Train 2) was completed. On August 12 of the same year, the plant was ready for start-up, and production of LNG commenced on September 15. The second train of the Base Project, Train 1, came on stream on February 27, 2000. Train 3 came into operations in November 2002. NLNGPlus, comprising Trains 4 and 5, came on stream in November 2005 (for Train 4) and February 2006 (for Train 5). NLNG Six, came on stream in December 2007.

The main elements of the operational plant are:

  • Dedicated gas transmission pipelines passing through over 110 communities
  • Three LNG storage tanks with a capacity of 84,200 cubic metres each
  • A common fractionation plant to process LPG
  • Two Condensate storage tanks with a capacity of 36,000 cubic metres each
  • Two 65,000 cubic metre LPG refrigerated tanks (for propane & butane)
  • Ten generators with a total capacity of 400 MW
  • Two LNG export jetties
  • One LPG and Condensate export jetty
  • 23 LNG ships dedicated to NLNG service
  • Two Materials off-loading jetty
  • A residential area covering 2.08sq.km.
NLNG Gas Ship

State-of-the-Art NLNG ship carrying liquefied gas to Europe and America.

With the completion of the NLNGSix Project, the Nigeria LNG Plant has an overall capacity of some 22 million tonnes per annum of LNG and 4 million tonnes per annum of LPG. It requires about 3.5 bcf/d feedgas intake at full production.  Plans for building Train 7 that will lift the total production capacity to over 30 MTPA LNG by 2012, are currently at an advanced stage.

The plant has rapidly and successfully made the transition from a construction project to a stable production operation, with a robust delivery chain underpinned by relentless focus on asset integrity and HSE assurance. This has made NLNG to achieve, within a short span, the status of a very reliable supplier of LNG in the Atlantic Basin, serving the European and North American markets.

Environmental Conservation

Based on its policy of giving due regard to environmental conservation in all areas of its operations, Nigeria LNG, having completed an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the Bonny plant and the GTS route, set up the machinery to develop a workable Environmental Management Plan (EMP) to minimise environmental consequences of its operations.

Objectives of the EMP:

  • Ensure compliance with legislation and NLNG company policy
  • Integrate environment fully into business
  • Rationalise and streamline environmental activities to add value to efficiency and effectiveness
  • Achieve, enhance and demonstrate sound environmental performance built around the principle of continuous improvement.
  • Encourage and achieve the highest performance and response from individual employees and company
  • Provide standards for overall planning, operation, audit and review
  • Enable management establish priorities
  • Be applicable throughout the organisation

The Health, Safety and Environment efforts of the Company are set at international standards and are closely monitored by national environmental authorities.

NLNG supports a number of programmes including research related to ecology and the environment, conservation and resource management, alleviation of poverty, and development of local institutions. NLNG supports a number of programmes including research related to ecology and the environment, conservation and resource management, alleviation of poverty, and development of local institutions. A key mechanism and flagship project in this regard is NLNGs support for the development of a scientifically managed conservation area

In fulfilment of its policy on conservation of the environment, Nigeria LNG established a nature park in Bonny Island to preserve the culture and natural environment of its host communities. The site of the Nature Park is the natural habitat of the hippopotami, now rare in Nigeria, and other interesting flora and fauna endemic to Bonny Island.

The Park covers an area of approximately 700 ha, around the residential area. NLNG envisages the Park as a sanctuary for flora and wildlife and with facilities for education, research and Park recreation. The land occupied by the Nature Park is kept in trust for  the Finima Community land owners. A Board of Trustees is to supervise the development and ongoing operation of the Park.

NLNG established Finima Nature Park and continues to support the ongoing development of the park and of a sustainable environment for the local people.  NLNG, NDWC, and the Finima community work as partners to promote preservation of the diverse ecosystems of the protected area well as the history and culture of the local peoples.   The partnering groups have a joint commitment to a sustainable environment, and value harmonious community relations.

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