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Matrix Service Inc. to build new LNG facility in North Carolina

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Piedmont Natural Gas has announced that it has selected Matrix Service Inc. to build its new LNG facility in Robeson County, North Carolina, US.

According to the statement, the facility will help Piedmont Natural Gas continue providing customers with a reliable supply of natural gas during peak usage days, when extremely low temperatures create increased demand for natural gas.

The storage facility will have a capacity of 1 billion ft3, and will cover approximately 60 acres of a 685 acre piece of property owned by Piedmont. Construction is expected to commence this month, with an estimated completion date in the summer of 2021.

Frank Yoho, president of natural gas operations at Duke Energy, parent company of Piedmont Natural Gas, said: “Our highest priority is the safety of our natural gas infrastructure, our communities and our employees.

“The contractor we selected had to share our emphasis on safety, offer proven excellence in this specialised construction, and commit to minimise disruption to our neighbours in Robeson County.”

Matrix Service Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, John R. Hewitt, added: “As an industry leader in low-temperature and cryogenic tanks and terminals, we are very pleased to have been awarded this important project.

“We look forward to delivering this project safely, on time and on budget.”

According to the statement, the LNG facility is expected to create up to 150 jobs during construction and 10 to 12 permanent jobs to manage operations. The project will provide more than US$800 000 annually in tax revenue to Robeson County.

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