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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 Reduces Terminal's Energy Consumption by 6.4% thanks to Energy Eficiency Plan

• GNL Quintero has achieved important energy savings at its Terminal as a result of an Energy Efficiency Plan implemented in 2016.

Quintero, April 19, 2017.-

Thanks to different measures applied to equipment and processes, the company was able to save 3,925 MWh, equivalent to a reduction of 6.4% in the plant’s total electricity consumption (approximately 61,300 MWh). This exceeded initial expectations of a saving of 3,000 MWh. In monetary terms, the successful implementation of this program implied a saving of some US$280,000.

The initiative, developed by the company’s Superintendency of Operations, was based on the identification, measurement and control of significant sources of energy consumption at the Terminal. This led to a series of adjustments to some processes and equipment, including the seawater withdrawal system, the operating pressure of the LNG tanks and their nighttime lighting system, in order to reduce energy use in all the plant.

GNL Quintero’s Sustainability Manager, Alfonso Salinas, indicated that “this is the successful result of a process on which we embarked in 2016 as part of certification under the ISO 50001 standard on energy efficiency, which challenged us to seek ideas to increase the efficiency of our processes. This is proof that our vocation for continuous improvement can yield important fruit.”

Thanks to this plan, the company was able to establish new criteria for energy efficiency, which served to define its target for 2017 of reducing global energy by consumption by 2% as compared to 2016 or, in other words, by 1,200 MWh.

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