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Mauritius LNG import plan

The Central Electricity Board (CEB) in June 2017 issued a request for information (RFI) from potential natural gas suppliers to power a 105MW-120MW combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant; the liquefied natural gas (LNG) import unit would be sited at Les Grandes Salines in the Port Louis harbour area. Mauritius Ports Authority had previously hired the Netherlands’ Royal HaskoningDHV to study possibilities for developing Port Louis as a bunkering and petroleum and LNG hub. The RFI envisaged an estimated 150,000 t/yr of gas arriving in late 2020/early 2021 following completion of a CCGT plant.

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