Trowers & Hamlins, Mapstone Limited, and Tractebel Engineering, have been appointed by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) of Jordan to advise and perform a Techno-Economic Study for an LNG terminal and LNG supply to Jordan.

To support this the consortium will conduct a feasibility study for the MEMR covering all aspects relating to importing natural gas in the LNG form.

The outcomes of the study will determine preparation for an RFP to attract potential partners to implement the project.

Martin Amison, partner and leading expert on project finance and energy at law firm Trowers & Hamlins commented: “We are delighted to be involved in this project, which builds on our work advising the Government on the Jordan Gas Transmission Pipeline. Jordan is hungry for energy, and recent instability in the Middle East means that energy supply and security should be top of the agenda. It’s clear that the progress of the project will be watched keenly by other governments across the region.”

The team’s immediate focus will be to assist the MEMR to consider the feasibility of Jordan’s proposed LNG import project, and assess Jordan’s supply and demand balance.

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