Eagle LNG Partners have joined the industry-wide coalition named SEA\LNG that has been formed to accelerate the use of liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel.
The Houston-based company joins the coalition launched in July this year by Carnival Corporation, DNV GL, Engie, ENN, GE, GTT, Lloyd’s Register, Mitsubishi Corporation, NYK Line, Port of Rotterdam, Qatargas, Shell, TOTE and Wärtsilä.
Eagle LNG, a unit of Ferus Natural Gas Fuels is developing liquefaction and bunkering projects on the Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific coasts, along with inland waterways, SEA\LNG said in its statement.
It is currently in construction and/or permitting process of two new LNG production facilities in Florida. The facility in Jacksonville, for which Eagle LNG anticipates submitting the formal filing to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Q4, 2016, will liquefy, store, and supply LNG for export to countries currently using heavy fuel oil or diesel for power generation, as well as for use in marine fueling.
A liquefaction plant in Maxville and a marine terminal near Jacksonville, both under construction, are anticipated to be operational in early 2017. The facilities will supply LNG to Crowley Puerto Rico Services for their LNG-powered Commitment Class ships.