Elba Island LNG nearing first cargo export

Elba Island LNG nearing first cargo export
Image courtesy of Kinder Morgan

Kinder Morgan-led Elba Island liquefaction project near Savannah, Georgia could soon export its first cargo shipping data indicates. 

Shell-chartered liquefied natural gas carrier Gemmata is docked at the facility, AIS data provided by VesselsValue shows.

The vessel arrives some two weeks following the United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s permit to start operation at the facility’s first liquefaction train.

However, the vessel arrived fully laden which could mean it is delivering a cooldown cargo to the facility.

Once in full production, the project is expected to have a total liquefaction capacity of about 2.5 million tonnes per year of LNG, equivalent to about 350 million cubic feet per day of natural gas.

The nearly $2 billion Elba liquefaction project’s EPC contractor is IHI E&C while the project is supported by a 20-year contract with the Hague-based LNG giant Shell.

Kinder Morgan owns 51 percent of the Elba Liquefaction company, the developer of the Elba liquefaction project, while the remaining 49 percent is owned by investment funds managed by EIG Global Energy Partners.

 

LNG World News Staff

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