Client
Enagás, S.A.
Location
Gijon, Spain

Enagás El Musel LNG Terminal

Fluor was awarded the contract for detailed engineering, procurement services, and construction management services of the grassroots LNG terminal for Enagás along Spain's north coast, at the El Musel commercial port.

The terminal receives LNG by carrier, stores it in above ground full-containment tanks, and vaporizes it using seawater as a heating medium.

Fluor carried out engineering, procurement, and construction management services over five years, resulting in an LNG terminal with unloading arms to discharge 18,000 meters per hour and two LNG tanks of 150,000-cubic-meter storage capacity each.


Client's Challenge

Enagás is the top company in Spain to be involved in natural gas transportation, regasification, and storage. It is also technical manager of the country's gas system.

The terminal contains two 150,000-cubic-meter LNG tanks and has a regasification send-out capacity of 800,000 Nm3/hour. In addition to exportation, the terminal is to provide natural gas to combined-cycle power plants in the region, helping to diversify fuel sources used to generate electricity.

The El Musel port is located near the city of Gijon, in the province of Asturias. The plant is designed for an expansion of two LNG tanks to reach a total LNG storage capacity of 600.000 cubic meters and a 1,200,000 Nm3/h peak send-out rate.


Fluor's Solution

The terminal receives LNG by carrier, stores it in above ground full-containment tanks, and vaporizes it using seawater as a heating medium.

Fluor carried out engineering, procurement, and construction management services over five years, resulting in an LNG terminal with unloading arms to discharge 18,000 cubic meters per hour and two LNG tanks of 150,000-cubic-meter storage capacity each.

Ancillary systems encompass those for fuel gas, nitrogen, compressed air, plant water, seawater, fire protection, emergency diesel, and LNG leakage collection.

The engineering design for Phase 1 considered expansion of the terminal in a Phase 2, which would extend the facility with two additional tanks of 150,000 cubic meters each.

Fluor performed consistency analysis of the basic engineering package, detail engineering and procurement management of the regasification section of the plant, management of overall terminal construction (including tanks and maritime civil works), and development of technical documentation to be submitted for legal authorization and permits.

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Conclusion

All engineering was performed in the Fluor's Asturias office. The project exemplifies how Fluor leverages its global energy experience and executes it locally.

The Enagás terminal is built on 18 hectares (45 acres) of the El Musel port. Construction work at peak required 500 local workers.

The new facilities produces 800,000 Nm3/h of send-out capacity.