Eagle LNG Partners (Eagle LNG) will build a natural gas liquefaction plant (LNG plant) offering a capacity of 200,000 gallons per day (87,000 gallons per day initially) in Jacksonville because Crowley Puerto Rico Services, Inc. has selected it as the liquefied natural gas (LNG)-supplier for the company’s new LNG-powered ships which will be delivered in 2017 for use in the U.S. mainland to Puerto Rico trade. The state-of-the-art facility is slated to be operational by early 2017.
“The marine sector represents a significant opportunity for LNG fueling in the U.S” said Dick Brown, CEO, Eagle LNG. The Jones Act ships will replace Crowley’s towed triple-deck barge fleet. These new ships, will offer customers fast ocean transit times, while accommodating the company’s diverse equipment selection and cargo handling flexibility – benefits customers have enjoyed for nearly 60 years. The LNG plant is separate from the previously announced Eagle LNG Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) export terminal located along the St. Johns River, in Jacksonville, which will continue to focus on export markets in the Caribbean and Atlantic Basin.
Source: Crowley Maritime Corporation