New Fortress Energy Begins Operation at Barcarena LNG Terminal

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Barcarena LNG terminal, a 6 MTPA site in Pará, Brazil, has entered operation with Energos’ Celsius floating storage regasification unit on-site.

New Fortress Energy (NFE) announced the start of operation at its 6 MTPA (300 TBtu) Barcarena LNG terminal in Pará, Brazil, with an Energos Celsius floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) on-site. NFE held an event on-site to celebrate the LNG terminal’s commissioning with the Pará state government and the Ministry of Mines and Energy from Brazil.

The Barcarena LNG terminal is located at the mouth of the Amazon River and serves as the only natural gas supply source in Pará and the northern regions of Brazil. The facility contains an offshore terminal and FSRU that will supply LNG to several industrial customers, including a 15-year contract with Norsk Hydro’s Alunorte alumina refinery. Barcarena will reduce emissions and pollution in the Amazon region by providing a clean, affordable, and reliable alternative to oil-based fuels.


NFE will begin deliveries of natural gas to the Alunorte refinery under a 15-year gas supply agreement and will supply the alumina facility with approximately 30 TBtus of natural gas per year. These deliveries are expected to reduce the refinery’s CO2 emissions by an estimated 700,000 tons per annum and supports Norsk Hydro’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2030.

“Our Barcarena complex is a great example of NFE’s fully integrated LNG-to-power business model, where our LNG import terminal provides a significant competitive advantage,” said Wes Edens, Chairman and CEO of New Fortress Energy. “We are honored to support Brazil, the state of Pará, and Norsk Hydro in their decarbonization efforts while growing energy supply and economic opportunity in the region.”

The Barcarena terminal will also supply natural gas to NFE’s 630 MW power plant, which is under construction adjacent to the LNG site. The plant is expected to achieve COD in Q3 of 2025 and is roughly 50% complete. NFE plans on leveraging existing Barcarena infrastructure to expand its power complex by 1.6 GW according to the New Power Project PPA, with a COD scheduled for no later than July 2026.