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Harvey Gulf begins construction of LNG facility

LNG Industry,

Harvey Gulf International Marine (HGIM) has announced the ground breaking of construction on its US$ 25 million Phase 1, Slip B, liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelling facility at Port Fourchon, Louisiana.

The LNG facility will be operational later this year, and will provide an addition to the growing national LNG supply infrastructure across the US, supporting critical operations of the oil and gas industry’s offshore fleet as well as road vehicles operating on LNG.

LNG as marine fuel

Harvey Gulf CEO, Shane Guidry, commented: "Today’s milestone represents another significant step in the path for Harvey Gulf to establish itself as the nation’s leader in utilising LNG as a marine fuel. HGIM is investing US$ 350 million in the construction of a LNG-operated fleet. The dual fuel vessels and our LNG facility further expand HGIM’s commitment to develop and utilise the safest, most environmentally-friendly vessels and fuel technology available today. This fleet and facility signify a strong partnership between the State of Louisiana, the US Department of Energy, the US Coast Guard, and Harvey Gulf with a common goal of leading our nation down the path of clean energy use and strengthening America’s future of energy independence”.

The company selected Lockheed martin, Michoud Facility, for the construction of LNG storage tanks at the facility. HGIM contracted CH-IV International as the FEED and EPC contractor and Matrix PDM Engineering for detail design and engineering. Carubba Engineering is providing civil engineering services.

The Louisiana LNG facility will comprise of two sites, each with a storage capacity of 270 000 gallons of LNG. The LNG tanks will be constructed from stainless steel. Each facility will be able to transfer 500 gall./min of LNG.

Harvey Gulf’s LNG facility will generate 70 new full-time jobs and a further 120 jobs to handle its Port Fourchon operations and fleet of LNG vessels.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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