The tables below show nominal regasification capacity figures, capacity in short-term (< 2 years) and long-term contracts (>= 2 years), and capacity available for new contracts.
Also included is the capacity for the requests received and currently being processed or the requests already approved by BBG and waiting for the contracts to be signed. When these contracts are entered into, our available capacity will drop. Conversely, whenever capacity reduction applies to existing contracts, our available capacity will grow.
Notified regasification capacity does not take into account potential transport or distribution restrictions. Transport availability and solving the restrictions that might occur are the sole responsibility of the customer.
Tank truck loading capacity
As to tank truck loading capacity, we have prepared a plan similar to that used for regasification capacity. The loading capacity is 4,500,000kWh/day, or 15 tanks a day.
The addition of a third tank holding 150,000m3 LNG was a requirement included in the Gas Sector Planning. From 15 December 2010 and for the time the tank was being constructed, the loading area was out of service. In November 2014, after BBG’s third tank came into operation, the tank truck loading unit resumed normal activity.
For the purpose of facility usage, regasification contracts for a capacity of less than 1000kWh/day will not be approved.
Furthermore, to prevent excessive operation beyond proper limit that might affect the normal performance of the plant and delivery to other customers, we have implemented the following restrictions:
For unloading service requests, whenever the customer does not have a valid contract for total regasification within 12 months or over, they should deliver a send-out schedule. Contracts shall contain a provision for unloading within 50 days for the agreed capacity. This ensures efficiency in the plant’s activity and for the system as a whole.