Fluor will be responsible for the contract and materials for the project, which is worth approximately $320m. Enagas, a natural gas transportation, regasification and storage company, is the technical manager of Spain’s gas system.
The new terminal will be located at the El Musel Commercial Port near the city of Gijon in the province of Asturias. It will include two 150,000 cubic metre LNG tanks with a regasification send-out capacity of 800,000 normal cubic metres per hour. The terminal will also provide natural gas to combined-cycle power plants in the region.
Construction completion and commissioning is scheduled for 2011, and Fluor said that the project could require 400 to 500 local workers at construction peak.