Eagle LNG Partners officially opened its Maxville LNG facility that has been operating since early 2018, supplying its Marine Fuel Depot – Talleyrand located on the Port of Jacksonville’s (Jaxport) Talleyrand marine terminal.
The plant has a production capacity of 200,000 liquefied natural gas (LNG) gallons-per-day with a 1 million-gallon storage tank.
Eagle LNG will fuel Crowley Maritimes’ two new LNG-powered commitment class ships for U.S. mainland to Puerto Rico trade from its Talleyrand marine fuel depot in addition to serving growing domestic and Caribbean needs for clean-burning, economical LNG.
The Maxville plant currently loads LNG in ISO containers shipped to Puerto Rico for the pharmaceutical industry, Eagle LNG said.
The company said it is focusing on completing its larger LNG export plant, also to be constructed in Jacksonville, on the St. Johns River north of Jaxport.
The new plant 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. It will supply LNG for power generation to the Caribbean Islands plus domestic fuel and power markets.
The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is expected to approve the larger export facility soon, with first LNG production anticipated from the facility in 2020.