Applied LNG has announced that it is set to break ground on its first LNG production facility in Midlothian, Texas, USA.
The multi-liquefier LNG production platform will consist of up to five liquefiers with a production capacity of 86 000 LNG gal./day, per liquefier. The LNG facility will have a total on-site storage of 1.5 million gal. of LNG.
The LNG plant is expected to be operational in mid-2015. It will focus on end users in the high-horsepower, trucking, oil and gas, rail, marine, remote power and mining markets that currently use diesel fuel and are interested in converting to a lower-cost, cleaner-burning alternative.
LNG: a proven fuel
Cem Hacioglu, President and CEO of Applied LNG, said: “The natural gas industry in Texas is growing rapidly and production and storage facilities are vital to further industry advancement […] Midlothian is a perfect location to build our first lone star platform. In addition to having all the required amenities to construct a state-of-the art facility, Midlothian’s strategically important location will allow us to tap into a wide range of customers in fast growing verticals, and the company has already been taking orders in this desirable market. The Midlothian Plant is also an important step in Applied's continuing efforts to expand its footprint to provide cost-effective LNG to a growing number of customers.
"LNG is a proven fuel with a strong track record that will continue to move us towards energy independence and a better way to fuel America."
The groundbreaking ceremony will be held in Midlothian on Thursday 20 November. Speakers at the event will include Speakers include Applied LNG CEO, Cem Hacioglu; Texas Railroad Commissioner, David Porter; State Representative, Jason Isaac; State Representative-elect, John Wray; and Midlothian Mayor, Bill Houston.
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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