Shannon LNG  

INTRODUCTION

Shannon LNG proposes to construct a liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal on a 104 hectare (257 acre) site located on the Shannon Estuary between Tarbert and Ballylongford in Co. Kerry. The site, which is zoned industrial by Kerry County Council, is owned by Shannon Development and Shannon LNG has an option to purchase the site subject to obtaining planning approval. Shannon Development has reserved the site as a national strategic location for large-scale maritime related industry, such as an LNG regasification terminal, primarily because of its access to relatively sheltered deep water in the Shannon Estuary.

The Developer

Shannon LNG is a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of Hess LNG Limited, which is a joint venture of Hess Corporation and Poten & Partners, both US companies, which are highly experienced in the international oil and gas business. Shannon LNG has assembled a highly experienced project development team for the terminal and these personnel are based in Shannon LNG's offices in Dublin and Listowel and Hess LNG's offices in the United States.

Liquefied Natural Gas

LNG is natural gas that has been cooled to approximately minus 160 degrees Celsius to convert it into a liquid state. The volume as a liquid is approximately 600 times less than the volume as a gas, which makes it feasible for transportation in ships around the world. The LNG is stored and transported in insulated tanks; it is the very low temperature which maintains the LNG in a liquid state - it is not pressurised when it is in the ships or stored in the tanks at the terminal.

Shannon LNG Responses to HSA queries on the QRA

Land Use Planning QRA Studies of the Proposed Shannon LNG Terminal

SLNG Booklet

ABP Application Document

Newsletters

LNG Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

Planning Drawing List

Site Layout Drawings

LNG Tank and Jetty Drawings

Other Building Drawings

Infrastructure Drawings

Landscape Drawings

Equipment Drawings

Last Updated: September 26, 2007