Cyprus: Tender opened for supply of LNG

The Natural Gas Public Company (Defa) on Tuesday invited expressions of interest for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to import facilities currently under development at the Vasilikos area.

Defa, by law the sole importer of natural gas, said it is inviting “prospective LNG suppliers to express an interest in supplying LNG to the LNG Import Terminal.

“Prospective LNG suppliers who respond… must fulfil several pre-qualification requirements in order to be added to Defa’s list of pre-qualified LNG suppliers.”

The statement added that Defa intends to procure its LNG requirements through a combination of medium and long-term supply via one or more LNG Sales and Purchase Agreements, and supplemental cargos via multiple Master Sales Agreements and a bidding process.

The deadline for submissions of interest is September 6, 2019. The documents are available to interested parties through the governmental portal for Public Procurement Processes (

Inviting bids for the supply/purchase of the actual fuel is the second part of the project to import LNG for electricity generation purposes.

The project has been broken up into two separate tenders: one for the infrastructures (receiving facilities, a floating re-gasification unit, storage) and one for the purchase of natural gas.

The first tender concerning the infrastructures was already running.