The Egyptian LNG Company, Idku

Three companies were established to implement the project:

  • The Egyptian Liquefied Natural Gas Company which owns the land and the common facilities. (ELNG)
  • The Egyptian Company for Operation of Natural Gas Liquefaction Projects which supervises the implementation of the project and operation of the common facilities.
  • Beheira Natural Gas Liquefaction Company (Train 1) which owns the first natural gas liquefaction train with a design capacity of 3.6 million tons/year
Share holders: EGAS (12%)/EGPC (12%)/BG (35.5%)/GDF (5%).

First Train:
Capacity: 3.6 MMTPA
Number of LNG shipments until June 30th, 2006: 69 shipments

Second Train:
Capacity: 3.6 MMTPA
Export from second train started on August 2005 (nine months ahead of schedule).
45 shipments were exported until June 30th, 2006.