Eagle LNG Partners has officially opened the Maxville LNG plant, which has production capacity of 200,000 liquefied natural gas (LNG) gallons-per-day.
The plant, which also features a one million-gallon storage tank, is located in Jacksonville, Florida.
The LNG produced at the new plant will be supplied to Eagle LNG’s Marine Fuel Depot – Talleyrand located on the Port of Jacksonville’s (JAXPORT) Talleyrand Marine Terminal.
From its Talleyrand marine fuel depot, Eagle LNG will fuel Crowley Maritimes’ two new LNG-powered Commitment Class ships for US mainland to Puerto Rico trade.
Besides, the depot is used to serve growing domestic and Caribbean needs for clean-burning, economical LNG.
Eagle LNG’s marine fuel depot is a shore-side facility providing 500,000 gallons of LNG bunkering capability.
The depot is a permanent marine infrastructure that delivers a long-term LNG bunkering solution at JAXPORT for both domestic and international marine trade routes.
Eagle LNG president Sean Lalani said: “Eagle LNG is investing millions of dollars creating small-scale LNG infrastructure to supply LNG as a cleaner-burning, more economical fuel alternative for marine bunkering and for export to the Caribbean.
“It represents the start of Eagle LNG’s plans to build LNG infrastructure across the nation.”
Currently, the Maxville facility loads LNG in ISO containers shipped to Puerto Rico for the pharmaceutical industry.
Eagle LNG said that it intends to complete a large LNG export plant, which will also be built in Jacksonville, on the St. Johns River north of JAXPORT.
It will have a capacity to produce 1.5 million LNG gallons-per-day with a 12 million-gallon storage tank, a marine jetty and road tanker loading bay.
The export facility, which is yet to receive an approval from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, is expected to start LNG production in 2020.
The facility will supply LNG for power generation to the Caribbean Islands plus domestic fuel and power markets.