GDF SUEZ has signed a 15-year BOOT (Build, Own, Operate and Transfer) contract with Gas Sayago S.A. 1 for LNG storage and regasification services in Uruguay. Commercial operation of the new terminal is expected in 2015. Located in the Punta Sayago area, close to Montevideo, the offshore terminal, GNL del Plata, will comprise a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) and a jetty, protected by a 1.5 km breakwater. The entire capacity of the terminal, which will be capable of receiving LNG carriers up to 218,000m3, will be reserved by the off-taker Gas Sayago.
iNFRANEA made a short animation video to present the project to the wider public. In this movie the visual impact of the project from different views of the coastline is shown.