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NR-6 - LNG Terminal with regasification capacity of 10.000.000m3/d of natural gas with possible expansion to 15.000.000m3/d


NAMA for Recognition

  • A Overview
    • A.1Party
      A.2Title of Mitigation Action

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      A.3Description of mitigation action
      In 2008 the Uruguayan Government has established a detailed Energy Policy framework. In 2010 this policy was approved by a special Committee including all Political Parties. This Committee was also responsible for the establishment of the broad outlines of the national energy policy and the analysis of main strategic decisions. One of the aims defined under the Energy Policy established by the Government, was to diversify the national energy mix by increasing the use of renewable energy sources. In order to have a thermal back-up for the electric generation, the government could have opted for: gas oil, fuel oil or coal as fuels. However, because of the following reasons the government has decided to implement the use of natural gas: - Best compatibility with renewable sources in our energy context. -Improvement of environmental terms of energy use, reducing CO2 emissions. -Positive externalities in the non-electrical sector. -Take advantage of already existing investments (gas pipelines, power turbines, industries boilers) - Gas turbines in combined cycles have better efficiency than others technologies. - Also this project will provide energetic independence and economic development


      A.6Type of action

      A.7Greenhouse gases covered by the action

  • B National Implementing Entity
    • B.1.0Name
      B.1.1Contact Person 1
      B.1.5Contact Person 2
      B.1.9Contact Person 3
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  • C Expected timeframe for the implementaion of the mitigation action
    • C.1Number of years for completion
      C.2Expected start year of implementation
  • D Currency
    • D.1Used Currency
      Conversion to USD: 1
  • E Cost
    • E.1.1Estimated full cost of preparation
      Conversion to USD: 5,000,000
      E.1.2Comments on estimated full cost of preparation
      E.2.1Estimated full cost of implementation
      Conversion to USD: 0
      E.2.2Comments on estimated full cost of implementation
      E.3.1Estimated incremental cost of implementation
      Conversion to USD: 0
      E.3.2Comments on estimated incremental cost of implementation
  • F Estimated emission reductions
    • F.1Amount

      This amount has to be in units of MtCO2e (Million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent) or MtCO2e/yr (Million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year)

      F.3Additional information (e.g. if available, information on the methodological approach followed)
  • G Other indicators
    • G.1Other indicators of implementation
      The number of years for completion is the time remaining to complete the Project since the date.
  • H Other relevant information
    • H.1Other relevant information including co-benefits for local sustainable development
      The availability of GNL as fuel for thermal generation, offers the possibility to have a primary energy source with very good environmental characteristics, at a potentially competitive price. Moreover, the Project allows better management of electricity balance during periods of low rainfall, and supporting the increasing electricity demand in a hydroelectric scenario almost fully exploited.
  • I Relevant National Policies strategies, plans and programmes and/or other mitigation action
    • I.1Relevant National Policies
      UTE, the public power utility, is now investing USD 500.000.000 in a new generation plant based on natural gas, that includes gas turbines in combined cycle, complementing this project. More information at:,6,36,O,S,0,MNU;E;30;5;MNU;,
      I.2Link to other NAMAs
  • J Attachments
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