Dominion’s Cove Point liquefaction project 78 pct done

Dominion’s Cove Point LNG export facility near Lusby, Maryland, has reached 78 percent completion, according to Mike Frederick, vice president LNG operations at Dominion.
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Dominion’s Cove Point LNG export facility near Lusby, Maryland, has reached 78 percent completion.

The project remains on budget and on schedule to enter service in late 2017, Mike Frederick, vice president LNG operations at Dominion, said in the company’s latest update on the construction progress at the facility.

He added that testing is in progress as well as commissioning of smaller systems.

All of the concrete has been poured, the sound wall is finished, and more than 50 percent of the steel has been installed for this project, according to the Dominion website.

Additionally, 31 of the 34 barge loads have been received and 68 of the 77 heavy haul deliveries have been transported.

Once it is completed, the liquefaction facility will have the capacity to produce 5.25 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas per year.

The production capacity has been fully subscribed with Pacific Summit Energy, a U.S. unit of Sumitomo Corporation, as well as with GAIL Global (USA) LNG, a U.S. unit of the India’s utility GAIL, under 20-year terminal service agreements.


LNG World News Staff

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