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Outer Harbor LNG Project

Stage 1 of the project consists of a new LNG import terminal at Outer Harbor, approximately 14 kilometres from South Australia’s capital, Adelaide. 

Gas Project Components


2 new wharves
Situated at berths 9 and 10 within Outer Harbor

Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU)  up to 160 Petajoule p.a. capacity
Cryogenic pipeline transfer system
Nitrogen injection facilities on-site

LNG stored on a FSRU
FSRU with approximately 150,000 cubic metre capacity
Chartered internationally

Connects directly into the state’s gas network;
Moomba to Adelaide Pipeline System (MAPS) and South-East Australia pipeline (SEAGAS) within 600m of LNG terminal

Foundation gas customers will source their own LNG
The floating terminal will operate as a take-or-pay tolling facility

Delivery of completed project is expected to cost up to AUD$200M

Project Schedule

Q1-Q2 2021

Q1-Q2 2021
350 jobs during construction

Q3 2022
50 FTEs

FTE jobs during construction

Approvals and Engagement Process


The Outer Harbor LNG Project is in the final feasibility stage. Part of feasibility is mapping the process which a project must undertake to gain government and regulatory approval.

Venice Energy is preparing to make an application under the Development Act 1993. As part of this process, it will undertake a series of impact studies, as well as conduct stakeholder engagement.

Our activities are as follows:


  • Site selection study (2017)
  • Approvals Pathway Assessment (2017)
  • Stakeholder and Reputation Management Strategy (2018)
  • Engaged Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (2018)

Key tasks currently underway:

  • Full range of specialist studies to determine project impacts (2020)
  • Submit Section 49 Sponsorship application to Government (2020)
  • Stakeholder engagement, including response to public’s written submissions, as part of Development Application (2020)
  • Lodge Stage 1 Development Application with State Commission Assessment Panel (2020)

What is LNG?

Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) is natural gas that has been converted to a liquid form for ease of use and transport. Liquefying natural gas reduces the volume it occupies by more than 600 times, making it a practical size for storage and transportation in purpose-built tankers.

LNG is widely recognised as a clean, safe and convenient form of energy, which can be readily supplied to distant markets. As such, the number of LNG terminals, notably small-to-medium-scale, is increasing around the world with more than 280 million tons traded annually, transported by a global fleet of more than 230 tankers.

The safety record of the industry is outstanding, due to strict regimes and standards around the transportation and storage of LNG. Venice Energy will conduct a full and suitably rigorous risk assessment, as well as comply with existing international standards and best practice.

The LNG industry is attracting significant new project investment providing major benefits in the form of long-term employment, economic development, reduced emissions and increased government revenues.