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The EcoEléctrica LNG import terminal and cogeneration power plant

For regions without natural gas reserves, the advantages of gas-fired power plants can be gained through the import of liquified natural gas (LNG). The world’s first independent combined LNG terminal/CCGT power plant project has been brought to fruition by Enron in Puerto Rico, and this venture may act as a blueprint for other such installations around the Caribbean and beyond. Kenneth Koye Enron International

The EcoEléctrica project on the island of Puerto Rico, a US territory, will be the world's first independent, private combined liquefied natural gas (LNG) receiving terminal, power station and desalinated water plant. The project is also the first to use non-recourse project financing for an independent combined power plant/LNG receiving terminal, and is the first LNG receiving terminal to receive siting permits and be built in the US in the last 20 years. The project is planned as a nominal two million barrel (318 000 m3) LNG receiving, storage and regasification terminal, coupled to a nominal 500 MW combined cycle gas turbine power station, co-generating electricity and thermal energy. The

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