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Montrel will perform the Loading Terminal Plant in LNG Quintero Plant (Chile)

LNG Quintero is the first receiver, regasification and storage liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal operating in Chile that supplies, permanently and safely, to the central region. Since October 2009, this facility has the highest standards of quality, safety and respect for the environment in its design, construction and operation. Its partners are BG Group, Enap, Endesa and Metrogas.

LNG plant occupies an area of ​​40 hectares in the Bay of Quintero. It consists of a 1,600 metres dock, three ground storage tanks with large capacity and a regasification plant with three vaporizers processing 2,500,000 tons/year, producing about 10 million m³/day of natural gas off peak and up to 15 million cubic meters peak, which is injected into the gas pipeline network for distribution in central Chile.

n order to supply other parts of the country, LNG Quintero will carry out the construction and operation of a loading tank trucks area at the Terminal. The loading bay, will have an operation capability of 1.200 m³/day (30 trucks/day), with the possibility of a future extension to 2.500m³/day.

This ambitious and innovative project (unique in Chile), was recently granted to the Spanish firm Montrel for $1.5 million, leading company with more than 45 years of experience in high technological level engineering, and especially in loading bays for tank trucks.

Montrel industrial group will design, manufacture and “turnkey” supply of tank trucks loading terminal with 2+2 bays. This work includes: control engineering, instrumentation, mechanical and piping skid as well as general loading automation system with process control, document management and full integration with current plant systems.

With the start up operation of the loading tuck trucks terminal in 2010, Chile will ensure the supply of residential and commercial gas for Region VIII, which so far depends on the performance of backup plants and accumulation of natural gas from Argentina via pipelines.

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