Angola LNG loads first cargo following shutdown

Angola LNG loads first cargo following shutdown

Soyo, Angola, 6 June 2016: Angola LNG (ALNG) confirms that, following the recent plant shutdown, production has resumed at its liquefaction plant at Soyo, northern Angola. The first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo after the shutdown has now been loaded at Soyo. It is being sold by an international tender.

Production is continuing and ALNG expects to load further LNG and LPG cargoes as part of the plant commissioning and testing process. Full hand over and commercial operation of the plant from ALNG’s contractor Bechtel will take place in due course after a planned shutdown.

Commenting on this news, Artur Pereira, Chief Executive Officer of Angola LNG Marketing said “Angola LNG is pleased to be back in production. The market has changed a lot while our plant has been shut down, but we are pleased to be able to deliver Angola LNG to the world and to take our place as a reliable and safe supplier in global LNG markets”. Future LNG cargoes will be sold globally in a variety of ways, including international sales tenders.