First Natural Gas Cargo Arrives at Jamaica’s Kingston Port

The first shipment of natural gas, supplied by US-based energy firm New Fortress Energy, arrived at Jamaica’s port of Kingston aboard the liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker Golar Arctic on August 5, according to the country’s energy company, JPS.

“Natural gas will play a key role in transforming the energy sector, while supporting industrial development and economic growth. We are definitely on the threshold of great things for Jamaica and the region,” JPS President & CEO, Kelly Tomblin, said.

Last year, JPS and New Fortress Energy signed an agreement to supply LNG for Jamaica’s 120-megawatt power plant in Bogue, Montego Bay, which was converted to run on gas as well as Automotive Diesel Oil (ADO), earlier in 2016.

The Montego Bay LNG terminal is currently in its final construction stages and is on track for mechanical completion this month, the company said.

After the terminal is complete, JPS and New Fortress Energy will begin the commissioning process.

The parties have also signed an agreement to extend the supply of gas to Jamaica to the new 190-megawatt power plant at Old Harbour Bay, St. Catherine. New Fortress Energy has agreed to privately finance and develop the infrastructure necessary to deliver LNG to the new Old Harbour plant.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Sep 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6

Defence Safety Conference 2019

The Defence Safety Conference returns to London this October as the only event solely dedicated to enhancing safety across all aspects of defence.

read more >

Shipping Transformation Asia

Shipping Transformation Asia will provide a platform for future-focused discussion in the shipping,…

read more >

3rd MarSat Workshop

The MARSAT project wants to operationalise and standardise EO products and aims to develop…

read more >

Global Sustainable Shipping Forum 2019

The event will provide valuable insights from conference sessions, great networking opportunities and will offer…

read more >