Total has floated an early enquiry for companies interested in providing a floating storage and ­regasification unit and associated services for a planned gas power plant in northern Cuba.

The Bahia de Matanzas project will comprise a 600 MW combined-­cycle power plant with a neighbouring regasification plant. It is being developed by state utility Union Electrica, or UNE, in an industrialised area at Matanzas Bay, east of the capital Havana.

Total and Siemens have been ­selected as preferred bidders to ­design, finance, construct, operate and maintain the power plant and install the FSRU.