WHOLLY National Gas Company (NGC) of Trinidad and Tobago is among 12 companies that have submitted bids to pre-qualify for a project in Guyana that combines a gas-to-energy power station and a gas liquids facility natural (NGL).
The Guyanese project has also received offers from companies in the United States, Brazil, China and Guyana.
In a statement, the Guyanese government said the rationale for combining the power station and NGL facilities is guided by the findings of Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Ltd (EEPGL), the local subsidiary of US oil giant ExxonMobil, that there will be substantial savings by combining these two facilities.
“As such, notwithstanding that the Government of Guyana separately received expressions of interest in September 2021 which included the power plant, and that EEPGL had separately pre-qualified companies for the NGL plant, the decision to combine the Power Plants and NGL required that all interested parties be invited to submit or resubmit information,” the statement said.
According to the Ministry of Natural Resources, the scope of the project includes combined cycle turbines, a multi-fuel consumption power plant to generate up to 300 MW of electricity with 250 MW net delivered to Guyana Power and Light.
He said the project will include a 230 KV substation and backup fuel capacity as well as an NGL plant with the capacity to handle 60,000 cubic feet per day (MCFD) in phase one and up. 120 MCFD in the second stage, capable of conditioning the gas and removing heavier hydrocarbons in liquid form.
The statement said the government has invited interested parties to invest in its $900 million gas-to-power project in the Wales Development Zone (WDZ).
He said the WDZ was chosen as the landing facility for the pipeline, after considering more than 20 potential locations.
The pipeline, which would end in the WDZ, will measure some 225 km from the Liza area, where natural gas is produced.
“The project will see the establishment of a gas processing plant (GPP) and a natural gas liquids (NGL) facility, capable of producing at least 4,000 barrels per day, including fractionation (or separation) of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
The government said a power plant would be created to generate 150 MW, with an additional 150 MW in a second phase, and an industrial park would be created to include industries that could use gas, steam and/or electricity.
The local subsidiary of ExxonMobil has guaranteed to the government that a minimum of 50 million standard cubic feet of gas per day (mmscfd) will be transported through the pipeline by 2024. The pipeline will have a maximum capacity of 130 mmscfd, adds the communicated.