New Fortress Energy Begins Operations at 300 TBtu LNG Terminal on Amazon River to Supply LNG to Industrial Customers

March 4, 2024
The terminal will not only support industrial development but also reduce emissions and pollution in the Amazon region by providing a cleaner, affordable, and reliable alternative to oil-based fuels

New Fortress Energy’s 6 MTPA (300 TBtu) Barcarena LNG terminal located at the mouth of the Amazon River in Para, Brazil, is now operational with the on-site Energos Celsius Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU). 

The facility, a sole natural gas supply source in Para and the North region of Brazil, consists of an offshore terminal and FSRU to supply LNG to several industrial customers, including Norsk Hydro’s Alunorte alumina refinery through a 15-year contract. 

The terminal will not only support industrial development but also reduce emissions and pollution in the Amazon region by providing a cleaner, affordable, and reliable alternative to oil-based fuels.

NFE will supply Norsk Hydro’s Alunorte alumina production facility with about 30 TBtus of natural gas annually, reducing the refinery’s annual CO2 emissions by an estimated 700,000 tons per annum and supporting its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030.

The terminal will also supply natural gas to NFE’s 630 MW power plant under construction near the Barcarena terminal. The power plant is approximately 50% complete and will achieve commercial operation in Q3 2025.

NFE expects to use its existing infrastructure in Barcarena to strategically expand its power complex by 1.6 GW under a previous New Power Project PPA, with commissioning expected by July 2026. The company has applied to transfer the New Power Project PPA to a permitted site adjacent to the Barcarena terminal and predicts to close the acquisition in Q1 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,” said Wes Edens, Chairman and CEO of New Fortress Energy.