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National Grid presses ahead with Kent LNG terminal

Power distributor National Grid is pushing ahead with a £310M expansion of its Isle of Grain liquid natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Kent.
The investment will increase the Isle of Grain's capacity by 50% to 14.8Mt, equivalent to 20% of UK gas demand.Contractor CB&I has won a £250M lump-sum turnkey contract to construct a second unloading jetty, a 190,000m3 LNG storage tank and process equipment.Energy suppliers E.On, Iberdrola and Centrica have already signed contracts to buy the additional gas.

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