GNL Quintero provides clean, efficient and safe energy to central Chile
Our company plays a fundamental role in the country's energy security.
We receive energy from multiple global sources and deliver it to Chilean homes and industries.
Our Terminal has the best available technology for receiving, storing and regasifying Liquefied Natural Gas.
We work in harmony with the environment, handling one of the cleanest and most efficient energy sources.
We comply with the highest safety standards in the design, construction and operation of our Terminal.
We put our energy to work for the development of Quintero and its people.
GNL Quintero is committed to Sustainability.
Welcome to GNL Quintero's website. We have tried to include information about our company and its activities, as well as giving you general information about the LNG industry. We hope you will enjoy our site and find its contents useful and interesting.
GNL Quintero is the first land-based Terminal for the reception, unloading, storage and regasification of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the southern hemisphere. Since operations commenced in 2009, we have supplied the demand for natural gas in central Chile safely and reliably, contributing to the country's energy diversification and security.
To do this, we have a world-class installation that required an investment of US$1,080 million and meets the most stringent safety, quality and efficiency standards.
Our workforce is committed to an operation of excellence and to meeting our responsibilities towards our shareholders, clients, the community and the environment. We are very proud that this commitment to sustainability has been widely recognized both nationally and internationally.
Our Terminal gives us access to the world LNG market, allowing us to deliver this clean, safe and competitive fuel to the Chilean market through GNL Chile (www.gnlchile.com). We supply the residential, commercial, industrial, transportation and power generation markets, offering great benefits for Chile's development, its environment and the quality of life of its inhabitants.
Three onshore tanks, with a total storage capacity of 334,000 m3, guarantee continuity of supply. With the inauguration of a third open rack vaporization train, the Terminal's production capacity increased by 50% to 15 million m3 of natural gas per day, enabling us to satisfy demand in central Chile.
Since start-up, we have operated our Terminal with a plant availability of over 99% and an average plant utilization factor of between 80 and 90%, figures that are among the highest in the industry.
Since 2011, we have operated an LNG Truck Loading Facility that supplies markets in parts of the country that are not connected by pipeline. As from 2014, following the installation of two new loading bays, the Truck Loading Facility has been able to dispatch 2,500 m3 of LNG per day.
We have established strategic associations with our peers in the industry, founding the Ibero-American Conference on Operational Excellence in LNG Terminals in 2011; with our suppliers and contractors whose contribution is key in meeting our objectives; and with the neighboring companies and communities with whom we share the Quintero Bay, in order to exchange ideas and experiences, collaborate and so contribute to the development of a safe, reliable and responsible industry.
Our commitment is to continue to give of our best energy.