Bouygues to build LNG tank in Spain

Technigaz, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bouygues Offshore, has announced that it will build a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tank in Palos de Frontera, Spain, under a contract awarded by ENAGAS. This contract, for a total amount of EUR 40 million will be performed by a joint venture of Technigaz (70%) and Initec (30%). The customer, ENAGAS, is the only LNG importer in Spain so far. This turn-key contract covers Engineering, Procurement, Construction and pre-commissioning of a full-containment storage tank for the extension of the LNG import terminal located in Huelva harbor on the Atlantic Ocean. The inner tank will be made of 9% nickel steel with perlite insulation to maintain the LNG at a temperature of –163 degrees C, while the outer tank will be made of prestressed concrete. The full-containment tank has a storage capacity of 150,000m3. Delivery is scheduled for the end of the fourth quarter 2004.

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