Participation in LNG terminal project in Mexico

Mar. 10, 2008

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Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui") announced today that it has obtained an award from Mexican Federal Electricity Commission ("CFE") in regards to the concession rights for construction and operation of an LNG receiving terminal in Manzanillo city, together with Korea Gas Corporation ("Kogas") and Samsung Corporation ("Samsung").

The project company ("Company") established by Mitsui, Kogas, and Samsung, of which equity participation in the company is respectively 37.5%, 25% and 37.5%, will construct a terminal which has storage and re-gasification facilities in Manzanillo city located on the Pacific coast in Mexico. The Company will manage and operate the facilities for 20 years based on a service contract with CFE. The total project cost will be approximately US$900 millions. The re-gasified gas (14 million cubic meters per day) will be delivered to CFE after commercial start-up scheduled at middle of year 2011.

Mitsui has positioned the natural resource and energy related infrastructure business as one of the core business, and aims to develop business further in this field.

Project Outline

Project Company Terminal KMS de GNL, S. de R.L. de C.V.
Equity participation Mitsui 37.5%, Kogas 25%, Samsung 37.5%
Gas off-taker Mexican Federal Electricity Commission (CFE)
Main facilities LNG receiving tank (150,000m3 x 2 units),
Re-gasification facility, Jetty
Terminal Capacity 14 million cubic meters per day



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