Grain LNG launches auction of 9mtpa of existing capacity

Grain LNG terminal
  • Grain LNG has today launched an auction for 375 GWh/d (approx. 9 mtpa) of existing capacity

  • The auction will enable participants to bid for existing capacity, either individually or jointly, allowing them to leverage Grain LNG’s unique scale and flexibility in order to maximise their value

  • This process will run from 14 September until 23 November 2023

Grain LNG, the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Europe, has today launched an auction for 375 GWh/d (approx. 9 mtpa) of existing capacity. This process will start today (14 September) and run until 23 November 2023.

Grain LNG, has used the positive feedback received from the recent market consultation exercise and, following Ofgem approval, is offering three lots of capacity. Each lot will consist of 42 berthing slots, 200,000 mof storage and 125GWh/d (approx. 3 mtpa) of regasification capacity from as early as January 2029. 

This product is specifically designed for parties who wish to acquire a substantial stake in a major terminal in Northwest Europe, at a reduced cost and with shorter contract lengths when compared to new-build projects. As the terminal’s capacity already exists, parties involved will not be subjected to the FID approvals or potential delays that can arise from construction issues commonly associated with new build terminals.

Simon Culkin, Importation Terminal Manager at Grain LNG, said: "We continue to be encouraged by the high level of interest shown by potential customers at a time when world energy markets are influenced by the geopolitical situation. It has allowed us to engage and shape our offering to best meet customer’s needs, whilst optimising the best possible access to this strategically important asset.

"With the launch of this auction, Grain LNG reaffirms its dedication to the security of supply to the UK and Europe and its commitment to delivering reliable, efficient, and flexible LNG solutions."

Companies interested in participating in the auction should visit the website, where detailed information of the product on offer and the contract terms can be found.