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NLNG: Major Milestones​​

May 17, 1989 Incorporation of Nigeria LNG Limited
November, 1995 Final Investment Decision (FID) by shareholders for Trains 1 and 2
February, 1996 Commencement of plant construction
September, 1998Completion of Gas Transmission System
February, 1999 Final Investment Decision (FID) by shareholders for Train 3
August 12, 1999 Plant Ready For Start-Up with Train 2
September 15, 1999Commencement of production
October 9, 1999 Export of first LNG cargo
February 27, 2000Start-Up of Train 1
March 31, 2000Completion of Initial Supply Period
April 4, 2000 Export of first Condensate cargo
May 25, 2000Export of first LNG spot cargo
August 5, 2000 Export of 50th LNG Cargo
September 21, 2000Plant Commissioning Ceremony
February 4, 2001Export of 100th LNG cargo
September 30, 2001End of Build Up Period
October 1, 2001Commencement of Contract Year
March 20, 2002 Final Investment Decision (FID) by shareholders for Trains 4 and 5
March 22, 2002 EPC Contract Award to TSKJ for Trains 4 and 5
November 7, 2002Train 3 ready for Start-Up
November 28, 2002Commencement of LNG production from Train 3
December 17, 2002First LNG shipment from Train 3, three months ahead of schedule
January 21, 2003Signing of the $1.6 billion loan for NLNGPlus
February, 2003Start-Up of LPG Facility
June 25, 2003First Shipment of LPG from NLNG Plant, Bonny
July, 2004Final Investment Decision (FID) by shareholders for Train 6 (NLNGSix)
November, 2005Start-Up of Train 4
February, 2006Start-Up of Train 5
December, 20061000th LNG Cargo
June, 2007Feedgas reception facilities for the 6-Train complex became fully operational
October, 2007 First Butane cargo destined for domestic market loaded
December, 2007Hand over of Train 6 to NLNG's Production Division. Record rundown of LNG to storage tanks within nine days of hand-over
May, 2008Nigerianisation of the Managing Director position
October, 200910 years of LNG, NGLs production
October, 2010Export of 2000th LNG cargo
December, 2012Highest number of cargoes produced in a year (333)
January, 2014Export of 3000th LNG cargo ​
​May 2017​Export of 4000th LNG Cargo


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Open Communication
Promoting Collaboration
Role Modelling
Being Fact Based
Displaying Selflessness
Empowering to Deliver
Continuous Improvement
Effective/ Speed of Decision Making
Creating a Sense of Urgency


​NSML is committed to ensure that Nigerian crews are well represented in numbers of officers that work onboard NLNG Vessels and third​ party charterers. The Nigerianization P​​lan is to ensure that Nigerians are recruited straight from the cadetship phase and sponsored to obtain the CoCs in schools abroad after which their careers with the company is appropriately monitored and managed as they rise within th​e ranks.​

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Bonny Gas Transport Limited was established in 1989, following the incorporation of Nigeria LNG Limited, to provide shipping capacity for NLNG project.

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