Delfin LNG has signed a joint development agreement with Höegh LNG for its US-based Delfin Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port Project to be located in the Gulf of Mexico.
The project is a planned floating liquefaction, deepwater port designed to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Gulf of Mexico, and is positioned to be the first floating deepwater liquefaction project in the United States, Delfin says in a release.
Höegh LNG will act as a co-owner, owner’s engineer and operator of the floating liquefaction vessels.
”Floating liquefaction is environmentally friendly, 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,” said Frederick Jones, President of Delfin.
”Furthermore, in the event global energy markets drastically change in the coming decades a floating liquefaction plant can be deployed in alternate locations, which provides floating liquefaction vessel owners the flexibility to be in a position to serve a more diverse pool of customers with shorter duration contracts.”
The Delfin LNG Deepwater Port is a floating liquefaction and export facility consisting of onshore gas compression facilities, a 42-inch pipeline to transport natural gas offshore, and a deepwater port with four moorings and four floating liquefaction vessels.
Subject to regulatory approval, the port will be constructed in phases and will have an ultimate LNG send out capacity of 13 million metric tonnes per annum.
Delfin recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Litgas to supply the Lithuanian company with LNG once the project becomes operational in 2019.