Vopak acquires 49% LNG import facility in Colombia.

September 21, 2019

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Royal Vopak has announced it has acquired 49% of Sociedad Portuaria el Cayao (“SPEC”) in Cartagena, Colombia. The remaining 51% is owned by Promigas (51%).  It has been in operation since 2016 and is the only LNG import facility in Colombia.

The LNG import facility consists of an LNG jetty, onshore infrastructure and a 9.2 km gas pipeline which connects SPEC to the national gas grid. A chartered FSRU is receiving the LNG and sending the gas on shore. SPEC holds long term contracts with three local gas-fired power plants. 

Edited from Vopak’s press release