New Fortress Energy places Barcarena LNG Terminal in Pará, Brazil into operation

Business Wire
February 29, 2024
By: Staff



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New Fortress Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: NFE) (“NFE” or the “Company”) today announced that its 6 MTPA (300 TBtu) Barcarena LNG terminal located in Pará, Brazil is now operational with the Energos Celsius Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) on-site. NFE cohosted an event on-site to celebrate the terminal’s commissioning with the state government of Pará and the Ministry of Mines and Energy for Brazil, including Helder Barbalho, the Governor of Pará, and Alexandre Silveira, the Minister of Mines and Energy for Brazil.


NFE’s Barcarena LNG terminal is strategically located at the mouth of the Amazon River in Pará, Brazil and serves as the sole natural gas supply source in the state of Pará and the North region of Brazil. The facility consists of an offshore terminal and FSRU that will supply LNG to several industrial customers, including a 15-year contract with Norsk Hydro’s Alunorte refinery, the largest alumina refinery in the world. The terminal will not only support industrial development but also reduce emissions and pollution in the environmentally sensitive Amazon region by providing a cleaner, affordable and reliable alternative to oil-based fuels.

NFE expects to immediately begin delivering natural gas to Norsk Hydro’s Alunorte refinery under a 15-year gas supply agreement. NFE will supply the alumina production facility with approximately 30 TBtus of natural gas annually, reducing the refinery’s annual CO2 emissions by an estimated 700,000 tonnes per annum and supporting Norsk Hydro's global commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030.

FSRU from above

The Barcarena terminal will also supply natural gas to NFE’s 630 MW power plant, which is currently under construction adjacent to the Barcarena terminal. The power plant remains on track to achieve COD in the third quarter of 2025 and is approximately 50% complete. Additionally, the company intends to utilize its existing infrastructure in place in Barcarena to strategically expand its power complex by 1.6 GW under the previously announced New Power Project PPA, with an expected COD no later than July 2026. NFE has applied to transfer the New Power Project PPA to a permitted site adjacent to the Barcarena terminal and expects close the acquisition in the first quarter of 2024, subject to regulatory approval.

“Our Barcarena complex is a great example of NFE’s fully integrated LNG-to-power business model, where our LNG import terminal provides a significant competitive advantage. We are honored to support Brazil, the state of Pará, and Norsk Hydro in their decarbonization efforts while growing energy supply and economic opportunity in the region,” said Wes Edens, Chairman and CEO of New Fortress Energy.

About New Fortress Energy Inc.

New Fortress Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: NFE) is a global energy infrastructure company founded to address energy poverty and accelerate the world’s transition to reliable, affordable, and clean energy. The company owns and operates natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure and an integrated fleet of ships and logistics assets to rapidly deliver turnkey energy solutions to global markets. Collectively, the company’s assets and operations reinforce global energy security, enable economic growth, enhance environmental stewardship and transform local industries and communities around the world.