Contract awarded for first floating LNG facility in the US

Posted: August 5, 2015 by oldbrew in Energy, fracking

LNG vessels [image credit:]

LNG vessels [image credit:]

This is part of the big US push to challenge the world leaders Russia and Qatar in the export of gas, mostly sourced from fracking sites. Expect a price war.

Bechtel announced today it has been selected by Delfin LNG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fairwood Peninsula Energy Corporation, to perform front-end engineering and design for the first U.S.-based floating liquefied natural gas vessel (FLNGV) to go into service at Port Delfin. 

Port Delfin is a proposed deepwater port and floating LNG facility that will be located approximately 50 miles off the coastline of Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Delfin LNG’s project will be the first offshore floating natural gas liquefaction facility in the United States.

Upon the final investment decision, Bechtel is expected to design, build and commission the FLNGV.

Full report: Your Oil & Gas News | Bechtel wins FEED contract for the first floating LNG facility in the United States.

Re. the location:
‘Port Delfin will receive natural gas from the Delfin Offshore Pipeline. FLNGV will be able to disconnect from the port facility and move to protected waters during a hurricane. The offshore location of the port will significantly reduce coastal LNG carrier traffic and minimize near-shore environmental impacts.’

  1. oldbrew says:

    Meanwhile UK fracking is still trying to reach the starting gate after years of legal wrangles.