IHI E&C said it has been awarded a contract for the engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and startup of Kinder Morgan’s natural gas liquefaction project at Elba Island, near Savannah, Georgia.
The LNG engineer said the project valued at approximately $2 billion will consist of 10 movable modular liquefaction system trains and will connect to the existing regasification terminal at Elba Island.
The contract has been awarded by Kinder Morgan units, Elba Liquefaction Company and Southern LNG Company.
The existing terminal will be modified to receive LNG from new liquefaction facilities and the modifications will include compression for vapor handling and new pumps for loading the LNG on vessels for export.
When completed, the Elba liquefaction project will have a production capacity of 2.5 million tons of LNG per year with Shell booking 100 percent of the facility’s liquefaction capacity.
Initial engineering, procurement and construction planning will be performed by IHI E&C’s Houston office while awaiting approval of the project by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
LNG World News Staff