New Fortress Energy, global energy infrastructure company, announced this Wednesday it has started operations of its liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal; in Baja California Sur, Mexico. The terminal locates in the port of Pichilingue.
Firstly, company and Mexican officials will meet on the port on Friday 16th to inaugurate the terminal.
Secondly, the introduction of natural gas to Baja California Sur will help the Mexican state to decarbonize its industrial operations; it will also enable more energy efficiency and cost savings. It will also provide opportunities for job creation; the training of a more specialized workforce, economic development and also, improved environmental management.
Thirdly, the terminal by New Fortress Energy features its proprietary ISOFlex system; which allows larger LNG carrier vessels to transload LNG into ISO storage containers; on offshore support vessels with a specialized manifold.
Moreover, the ISO storage containers can easily offload its LNG to ports and onto trucks; consequently, the terminal would also allow for the reduction of time, permitting requirements and also, capital costs for the development of NFE’s terminals.
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Not the only asset of New Fortress Energy in Baja
In addition, the terminal agreement was signed back in March. Under the terms of it, New Fortress Energy will supply natural gas to the CTG La Paz and CTG Baja California Sur power plants; through the terminal’s LNG.
Furthermore, this is not the only project of the company in the state; it has nearly completed the construction of its own gas-fired power plant with a capacity of approximately 135 megawatts. It is anticipated to begin operations and the supply of power to the local grid later this quarter.
Additionally, and apart from electricity, the terminal will also provide LNG to local hotels and industrial customers. In fact, the first customer of the terminal, located in Los Cabos, will begin operations with natural gas in the next two months.
On the other hand, about the milestone, Wes Edens, Chairman and CEO of the company, said. “The delivery of more affordable and cleaner-burning natural gas is a significant milestone for Baja California Sur. Our facility will enable customers to significantly reduce emissions; and also, costs by switching from oil-based fuels to natural gas.”
Finally, Sam Abdalla, VP of Project Development, commented. “This is a big achievement for NFE and will enable us to deliver critical energy infrastructure; and also logistics solutions much more quickly and less expensively.”