Pivotal LNG, a wholly owned subsidiary of AGL Resources, and WesPac Midstream announced they have been selected by TOTE to provide liquefied natural gas to fuel TOTE’s two new state-of-the-art container ships in Jacksonville. TOTE’s new dual fuel LNG container ships are expected to be delivered to the port in Jacksonville in late 2015 and early 2016.
To move forward on this project, Pivotal LNG, WesPac and TOTE have signed a letter of intent and are working toward definitive agreements. While there is still work to be done, Pivotal LNG and WesPac plan to work together on this project to create a joint venture which will develop a new liquefied natural gas plant in Jacksonville.
“We are very pleased to have been selected by TOTE to supply their two new LNG container ships. We look forward to working with TOTE and WesPac to develop opportunities that help meet the growing demand for LNG as an alternative fuel solution in the Jacksonville area,” said Stephen Cittadine, president of Pivotal LNG.
“With access to multiple LNG supply locations and its merchant liquefaction facility in Trussville, Alabama, Pivotal LNG is uniquely positioned to offer consistent fuel supply and flexible solutions to businesses looking to make LNG their fuel of choice,” said Cittadine.
In late 2012, TOTE announced plans to build the world’s first LNG-powered container ships at NASSCO in San Diego. “These new innovative, environmentally friendly Jones Act ships will provide decades of reliable and environmentally superior service to the people of Puerto Rico,” said Peter Keller, EVP of TOTE and project lead for the TOTE LNG programs. “We are pleased to be partnering with Pivotal LNG and WesPac in this innovative LNG development and look forward to continuing to develop LNG as an alternative transportation fuel.”