Pivotal LNG and WesPac Midstream have been selected by TOTE to provide liquefied natural gas (LNG) to fuel TOTE’s two new container ships in Jacksonville, Florida. TOTE’s new dual fuel LNG container ships are expected to be delivered to the port in Jacksonville in late 2015 and early 2016.
Pivotal, WesPac and TOTE have signed a letter of intent and are currently working toward definitive agreements. The companies plan to work together on this project to create a joint venture, which will develop a new liquefied natural gas plant in Jacksonville.
Pivotal LNG president, Stephen Cittadine, commented: "We are very pleased to have been selected by TOTE to supply their two new LNG container ships. We look forward to working with TOTE and WesPac to develop opportunities that help meet the growing demand for LNG as an alternative fuel solution in the Jacksonville area".
AGL Resources, the parent company of Pivotal LNG, has over 40 years of experience in providing customers with clean, abundant, cost-effective LNG fuel. AGL Resources is one of the largest operators of liquefaction facilities in the US primarily through its distribution utility operations that use the LNG facilities for peak-shaving services for customers when demand is highest.
Pivotal LNG also owns and operates a merchant LNG facility and sells LNG wholesale to truck fleets and other high horsepower engine operators.
"With access to multiple LNG supply locations and its merchant liquefaction facility in Trussville, Alabama, Pivotal LNG is uniquely positioned to offer consistent fuel supply and flexible solutions to businesses looking to make LNG their fuel of choice," Cittadine added.
WesPac is a private energy infrastructure company with several small LNG facilities under development in North America. WesPac LNG projects are focused on high-horsepower engine applications including oil-to-gas fuel switching in power plants, commercial ships, railroad locomotives and trucking.
In late 2012, TOTE announced plans to build the world's first LNG-powered container ships at NASSCO in San Diego. "These new innovative, environmentally friendly Jones Act ships will provide decades of reliable and environmentally superior service to the people of Puerto Rico," commented Peter Keller, project lead for the TOTE LNG programs.
"We are pleased to be partnering with Pivotal LNG and WesPac in this innovative LNG development and look forward to continuing to develop LNG as an alternative transportation fuel," Keller concluded.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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