Shell invests in 1st thermal pre-salt natural gas

Shell and its partners decided to invest US$ 700 million in first pre-salt natural gas-powered thermoelectric plant, which will operate in Macaé, in the Northern Fluminense region of Rio de Janeiro. Even the economic crisis, caused by the pandemic of the new coronavirus, I was not enough to pause the anglo-Dutch plans.

The plant will have a capacity of 565 MW and must deliver the 1 January 2023. The estimated power capacity is the enough to meet the consumption of two million people. In more, the works of the Merlim Azul thermal power plant begin later this month.

In addition, the thermoelectric plant will be the first to use natural gas produced in the pre-salt fields, with fuel supplied by Shell – which, with the venture, makes its debut in the generation of electricity in the country.


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