Manzanillo LNG terminal

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Terminal KMS de GNL (KOGAS, Mitsui, Samsung)
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  • Location: Manzanillo, Minatitlan, on the Pacific Coast of Mexico
  • Capacity: 3.80 MM Ton/annum
  • Status: In Operation

Brief Description

  • The terminal is built on an 860,000ha site located in the city of Manzanillo in the state of Colima along the mid-western coast of Mexico.
  • The terminal consists of: two 150,000㎘ storage tanks; an LNG gasification and delivery facility with an annual capacity of 3.8 million tons; and a jetty (port facility for ships to dock and unload LNG).
  • The project is worth around US$900 million.

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity: 2 units, 150,000 m3 per tank
  • Unloading capacity: Jetty for LNG vessel receiving LNG vessel of capacity between 70,000 up to 216,000 m3
  • Send out capacity: 3.80 MM Ton/year
  • Constructor:
    • **Samsung Engineering:** EPC
    • **Freyssinet:** Pre-stressing for LNG tanks
    • **Tractebel:** Engineering services for LNG operations and maintenance

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • The project was completed in 2012
  • The terminal, didn't ramp up to full capacity until 2013



  • Mar. 2008 - Signing of Service agreement
  • Oct. 2008 - Basic Design (FEED) completion
  • 2012 - Terminal receives first cargo

Other Information

  • Capacity of Storage tank of LNG: 2 units, 150,000 m3 per tank
  • Natural Gas Send out after liquefaction: 3.80 MM Ton/year.


  1. Freyssinet LNG Tank References
  2. Tractebel Engineering LNG References
  3. Whessoe Engineering LNG References
  4. Samsung C&T Corporation wins Mexico LNG terminal BOO project
  5. Samsung C&T Completes Manzanillo LNG Terminal
  6. Samsung Information
  7. Repsol Says Mexican Manzanillo LNG Terminal Due Online Q4 2011