- Published: Tuesday, 17 May 2016 15:11
Eagle LNG announced today it has started the construction process for a natural gas liquefaction plant in West Jacksonville, Florida. The facility is slated to be operational and producing LNG by early 2017. It will eventually have a capacity of 200,000 gallons per day with an 87,000 gallon per day initial capacity according to an Eagle LNG statement.
Beginning in early 2017, the plant will supply LNG to Crowley to be used in their new LNG powered commitment class ships for U.S. mainland to Puerto Rico trade. Eagle LNG noted the facility has production capacity beyond Crowley's needs. That excess capacity will be available for sale to both domestic clients in the Southeast, and island customers looking for containerized LNG supply.
The plant will feature a 1,000,000 gallon storage tank and an LNG truck loading system. The LNG plant is also designed to load LNG ISO containers for supply to nearby island markets.
"This project represents another example of how our customer-first approach, unmatched industry experience, and an innovative vision is helping our clients meet their fueling and environmental needs," said Dick Brown, CEO, Eagle LNG. "LNG produces fewer emissions and is an overall cleaner fuel than sources like diesel and heavy fuel oil, which helps companies improve sustainability efforts and meet regulatory mandates within a sound economic framework."
This is a distinct project from the previously announced Eagle LNG Federal Energy Regulatory Commission export terminal located along the St. Johns River, in Jacksonville, Florida. To support fueling ships, Eagle LNG is building a fuel depot dockside at the Talleyrand Marine Terminal on the St. Johns River.
Eagle LNG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferus Natural Gas Fuels LP and privately-held by The Energy & Minerals Group.