The Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) and tenant Energy World USA (EWUSA) have taken first steps for wholly owned Fourchon LNG LLC to construct the proposed 5 million tons per annum mid-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) production and export facility at Port Fourchon. LNG bunkering is in the scope or works.
Once constructed, Phase 1 of the Fourchon LNG project will produce 2 million tons of LNG per year for export, with a program to increase capacity up to 5 million tons in Phase 2. Fourchon LNG plans to reserve up to half a million tons of LNG per year for domestic use, with the intent of providing LNG to fuel the next generation of offshore supply vessels (OSVs) powered by LNG and operating in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Fourchon LNG facility is to be constructed to the west of Belle Pass on a site of up to 150 acres located on port-owned property outside of the port’s existing developments.
“We look forward to incorporating the LNG produced at Port Fourchon into our global supply chain to fuel our own gas-fired power plants right across the Asia-Pacific region as well as providing a clean, green source of fuel for the next generation of US marine vessels,” said Stewart Elliott, Managing Director of Energy World International.
The proposed facility will represent an investment of upwards of $888 million for Phase 1, making it the largest single initial investment in the history of both Port Fourchon and Lafourche Parish.
Source: Great Lafourche Port Commission
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