LNG carrier ship


Shell | Gibraltar

Fuelling Gibraltar: gaining a permit for LNG storage

Bouygues Shell


To support government objectives for safeguarding Gibraltar's future power supply, the development of a new specialised energy storage facility required an environmental permit.

Following consent gained for the new power plant, Engain’s technical energy competence has enabled GasNor, a gas specialist subsidiary of Shell, one of the world’s largest LNG shipping operators, to obtain an environmental permit for LNG storage tanks.

The resulting consent will see the terminal at North Mole receive, store and regasify LNG arriving via carrier ship – allowing Gibraltarians to benefit from a secure and reliable gas supply, capable of accommodating sudden fluctuations in power demand.

The Government has announced that the arrival of the first storage tanks for its new power station are expected before the end of the year.

A challenging and politically complex construction project for which Engain has also provided ongoing consultancy and an EIA, the design of Gibraltar’s new power station for its growing economy, also brings welcome improvements in local air quality.


  • Environmental permit
  • Safe and optimised design
  • Minimum environmental impact
  • High reliability and availability
  • GHG and global warming studies
  • Management of technical assessments
  • Statutory and stakeholder consultation
  • Representation at public committee
  • Peer reviewed reporting
  • Ministerial advice

Partners & Stakeholders

  • Shell / GasNor
  • Bouygues
  • HM Government of Gibraltar
  • Gibraltar Electricity Authority
  • Environmental Agency, Gibraltar
  • Gibraltar Port Authority
  • Gibraltar International Airport
  • Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service
  • Environment Agency, UK
  • Department of the Environment and Climate Change
  • Department of Town Planning and Building Control
  • Defence Estates
  • Environmental Safety Group
  • Development & Planning Commission

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