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GNL Quintero

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.

GNL Quintero obtains important sustainable construction certification

• GNL Quintero has obtained Gold category LEED certification for its Canteen and Visitors’ Center Building, becoming the first in the Valparaíso Region with this level of certification.
• The company also presented its 2016 Sustainability Report.

Quintero, July 6, 2017.-

A design that takes maximum advantage of natural light and minimizes consumption of drinking water, an electricity self-generation system using solar panels and a solar water heating system as well as a construction process that minimizes its carbon footprint and uses recycled materials - these are some of the features of the building that houses GNL Quintero’s Employees’ Canteen and Visitors’ Center, which received Gold category LEED certification for sustainable construction in a ceremony attended by the Valparaíso Regional Representative (SEREMI) of the Environment Ministry, Tania Bertoglio; the Mayor of Quintero, Mauricio Carrasco; and the General Manager of GNL Quintero, Antonio Bacigalupo, as well as other company executives and representatives of the community.

The building is the only one in the Valparaíso Region to have achieved this level of certification, one of the most demanding in the world for sustainable construction. It was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and is based on a set of design and construction norms, to which companies voluntarily adhere, on matters such as water efficiency, the quality of the interior space, the selection of materials, energy efficiency and the use of alternative energies.

The sustainable characteristics of this building include precisely a number of environmentally efficienct measures that, thanks to a rigorous engineering and planning process, were incorporated from the design stage and in the choice of materials as well as in the construction process and the way in which the building is used. It is equipped, for example, with a system that permits efficient use of drinking water as well as infrastructure for self-generation of electricity that includes 132 solar panels on its roof with an area of some 400 m2. Through this system, the building is able to generate 40% of the power it requires in summer and 20% in winter, with the resulting positive impact on the company’s carbon footprint. Its design also includes a “transparent wall” that maximizes use of natural light and a “green roof” planted with species native to the area.

Alfonso Salinas, Sustainability Manager of GNL Quintero, indicated that, “in the construction of this building, we saw an opportunity to create a modern, innovative and energy-efficient project. We are therefore very pleased to have obtained this certification which is in line with our constant efforts to achieve a sustainable, clean, safe and continuously improving operation and with a commitment to the development of the community.”

GNL Quintero 2016 Sustainability Report

The company also took advantage of the ceremony to present its 2016 Sustainability Report in which it provides an account of its performance, particularly as regards health and safety, and its permanent quest to achieve excellence in its operations and its commitment to employees, to constant care for the environment and to constructive relations with the community.

For GNL Quintero, the milestones of 2016 included the operation of its Terminal at record volumes, the first exports of natural gas to Argentina, environmental approval of its Phase 2 Expansion Project, the accumulation over 900,000 man-hours of work without incidents, an Energy Efficiency Plan that resulted in a 6.4% reduction in the Terminal’s total electricity consumption and the 40% progress seen in the Quintero Vive (Quintero Lives) program, a platform that includes over 20 projects of urban intervention for the district.

The Report was prepared in accordance with the most demanding guidelines of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) and the standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

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