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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.


The GNL Quintero Terminal jetty was built to berth ships with capacities of up to 265,000 cubic metres of LNG.

It is approximately 1,900 metres long and supported on 504 piles. The average height of the deck is 12.5 metres above sea level and has a depth of 24 metres. It is designed to comply with the industry's highest safety standards, with a height and design which enable it to resist heavy seas, earthquakes and large tsunamis.

The end of the jetty has five arms for unloading LNG from ships. The arms can unload 12,000 cubic metres per hour of LNG, which is pumped to the Terminal’s storage tanks.

The Terminal is certified by ISPS (International Ship and Port Facility Security Code) and by the Chilean Maritime Authority (Terminal Operation Safety Certificate, Radio Base Station Licence, Hydrocarbon Spill Contingency Plan, Manoeuvrability Study).

To ensure the maximum safety and operational availability of the jetty, a satellite system called NDMO (Navigation Docking and MetOcean Unit) was installed. This system is the first of its kind in Latin America and uses latest generation technology to process satellite information and provide precise data for safe, efficient berthing operations by LNG ships coming alongside the jetty. In addition, we have a model for predicting sea and weather conditions, and a meteorological station that measures and records the real conditions on-line (sea temperature, wave height, wave period, currents, ambient temperature, wind speed and direction).

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