Eagle LNG Partners (Eagle LNG)’s Maxville shore-side LNG facility has been officially launched by an opening ceremony on July 25. The Maxville facility was built to supply Eagle LNG’s Marine Fuel Depot at the Port of Jacksonville’s (JAXPORT) Talleyrand Marine Terminal on the St. Johns River. The plant offers 500,000 gallons of LNG bunkering capability.
Eagle LNG will fuel Crowley Maritimes’ two new LNG-powered Commitment Class ships for U.S. mainland to Puerto Rico trade from its Talleyrand marine fuel depot in addition to serving growing domestic and Caribbean needs for clean-burning, economical LNG.
Integral to supporting maritime fueling, Eagle LNG’s marine fuel depot occupys a small two-acre footprint which allows bunkering at Crowley’s berth where their ships are home-ported. The fuel depot is the first of its kind world-wide. As a permanent marine infrastructure, it delivers a long-term LNG bunkering solution at JAXPORT for both domestic and international marine trade routes.
“Eagle LNG is investing millions of dollars creating small-scale LNG infrastructure to supply LNG as a cleaner-burning, more economical fuel alternative for marine bunkering and for export to the Caribbean,” said Sean Lalani, President of Eagle LNG. “It represents the start of Eagle LNG’s plans to build LNG infrastructure across the nation.”
Eagle LNG’s Maxville LNG Facility and the Eagle LNG Marine Fuel Depot – Talleyrand are significant because each contributes to the LNG infrastructure needed for shipping companies to comply with the International Maritime Organization’s rule which requires the reduction of marine fuel sulfur content by January 1, 2020.
Eagle LNG Partners is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferus Natural Gas Fuels LP and privately held by The Energy & Minerals Group.
Source: Eagle LNG Partners