Reuters recently reported that the Angola LNG export facility has shut down for maintenance, and that it was not expected to recommence operations at full capacity until late August 2016. Now,Reuters claims that the plant is actually expected to resume operations in late September.
The facility has shut down so that scheduled testing and maintenance work can be carried out. Reuters reports that this will be the final stage of testing before the facility can resume operations at full output.
A spokeswoman for the Chevron-led plant reportedly said: “I can confirm that the Angola LNG plant is now in a planned shutdown.
“This is part of the restart and commissioning programme and is standard practice in new LNG plants.”
Edited from various sources by David Rowlands