From the Field
Deepwater LNG port to be built offshore US
HOUSTON, March 4, 2015 – Delfin LNG and Norway’s Höegh LNG signed a joint development agreement to construct a floating deepwater liquefaction port in the Gulf of Mexico, Delfin LNG said in a statement on Friday.
The facility is part of Delfin LNG’s project designed to export LNG from the Gulf of Mexico to the US mainland and represents the first project of its kind in the US.
Located 80 kilometres off the coast of Louisiana, the project will consist of a deepwater port with four moorings and four floating liquefaction vessels, onshore gas compression facilities and a 42-inch pipeline to transport natural gas offshore.
Höegh LNG will act as a co-owner, engineer and operator of the floating liquefaction vessels.
Delfin LNG said that the project will be constructed in phases and is expected to have an LNG send out capacity of around 13 million tonnes per year.
“Floating liquefaction is cost competitive, economical with limited scale, moveable in the event of a hurricane, and has a shorter and more efficient schedule relative to an onshore plant,” Frederick Jones, president of Delfin LNG, said in a statement.
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