Taiwan’s CPC Corporation, US engineering firm Bechtel and Taiwanese engineering firm Ming Rongyuan (MRY) have broken ground on phase III of CPC’s Taichung LNG import terminal in Taichung, Taiwan.
The two 180,000 m3 full containment storage tanks, which will be constructed by Bechtel, will be the largest ever built in Taiwan. The facility will also include associated regasification facilities. The expanded import terminal will have a total capacity of 10 million tpa. CPC expects phase III to be completed in 2026.
CPC says that expanding the terminal was in response to the Taiwanese government’s energy transition target of generating 50% of its electricity from gas by 2025, rather than coal. As well as power plants, the terminal will supply industrial users and the domestic market.
(Source: TSM, July-18, 2022)