Eagle LNG bunker station enters full operations
The Eagle LNG Talleyrand LNG Bunker Station that supplies liquefied natural gas (LNG) marine fuel to Crowley’s LNG powered ConRo ships, El Coquí and Taino, for the U.S. mainland to Puerto Rico container and vehicle trade and shipping route has now entered full routine operations.
“Today marks another key accomplishment for our company with our Talleyrand terminal providing LNG bunkering to refuel Crowley’s newest ConRo, LNG-powered ship, Taino. The Taino joins Crowley’s other LNG powered ship, El Coquí, in weekly scheduled LNG fuelling,” said Sean Lalani, President of Eagle LNG.
“The Talleyrand marine bunkering terminal in JAXPORT is capable of providing LNG fuel for the maritime industry while its small two-acre design can be easily replicated in other coastal ports.
“We are proud of our partnerships with Crowley, the Jacksonville community and JAXPORT without whom this cutting-edge bunkering technology could not have come to fruition.”
Eagle LNG’s Talleyrand LNG Bunker Station is built with 500,000 LNG-gallons of storage capacity and with a design capacity flow rate of 2,700 gallons per minute, sufficient to fuel each of Crowley’s vessels in less than eight hours.
The LNG bunkering station is routinely filled via truck from Eagle LNG’s Maxville LNG Facility, which liquefies natural gas, located in West Jacksonville. The Maxville LNG Facility has another 1 million LNG-gallons of storage capacity, assuring security of supply for Crowley’s weekly bunkering events.
Eagle LNG transfers LNG to power Crowley’s ConRo ships through a Mobile Transfer Unit with ongoing simultaneous operations, including gantry crane operation and container movement forward, and RORO aft of accommodation. The permanent infrastructure ensures transfer of the highest quality, coldest liquid fuel, increasing ships’ range and time between ‘fill-ups.’
Eagle LNG is developing a larger, on-water liquefaction plant and terminal in Jacksonville, known as the Jacksonville Export Facility, capable of liquefying 1.65 million LNG-gallons per day with 12 million LNG-gallons of storage capacity for natural gas exports and additional marine bunkering demand.
Moving forward, Eagle LNG is expecting to offer the lowest cost LNG for bunkering in the southeast United States once the Jacksonville Export Facility is completed and combined with the Talleyrand LNG Bunker Station.
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Photo credit: Eagle LNG
Published: 11 January, 2019
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