Tender documents for the design, construction and operation of Cyprus’ new LNG import terminal have been released by DEFA.
The LNG terminal will include a floating storage and regasification unit with at least 125,000 m3 of storage capacity to unload LNG from LNG carriers ranging from 120,000 m3 to 217,000 m3, a jetty for mooring the FSRU, a jetty borne gas pipeline and related infrastructure.
Following the completion of a feasibility study in 2016, the government of Cyprus decided to proceed with the facility for the import, storage and regasification of LNG facility near Lemesos.
The facility will be complete by 2020 and has secured a funding of 40% of the CAPEX, up to €101 million as a grant from the EU under the Connecting Europe Facility financial instruments.
Symeon Kassianides, chairman of DEFA, says: ‘This is an important milestone for DEFA, and for the people of Cypris, who will soon benefit from the cost savings and environmental benefits from the us of natural gas. We expect to issue a request for expressions of interest for the supply of LNG in the coming weeks and a full tender early in 2019.’