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.
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
LNG Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Site Layout Drawings
LNG Tank and Jetty Drawings
Other Building Drawings
Last Updated: September 26, 2007