Posted on June 5, 2023
Grand Isle LNG has unveiled plans to build a liquified natural gas (LNG) export facility in the US Gulf of Mexico.
The proposed facility is planned to be built in two phases in federal waters of the West Delta Blocks in depths ranging from 68 to 72ft. It will be located 13 miles south of Grand Isle, Louisiana, in Plaquemines Parish.
Expected to deliver competitively priced US LNG and offer significant economic benefits to the region, the deepwater port is anticipated to be commissioned in 2026.
In a press statement, Grand Isle LNG said: “Because the Deepwater Port licensing application will be sanctioned by MARAD, it will go through a rigorous and comprehensive review by numerous federal and state agencies that will ensure the planned facility is compliant with all environmental and safety requirements.”
Featuring a platform-based modular design, the facility will comprise a crew quarters platform, two gas treatment platforms, and two 2.1 million tonnes per annum liquefaction platforms.
It will also consist of two loading platforms, one thermal oxidiser platform, and two 155,000m³ storage and offloading vessels.
Grand Isle LNG CEO Robert Shivers said: “Significant benefits of the proposed natural gas processing and LNG export facility are that it will provide affordable, clean energy, and generate long-term, good-paying jobs throughout the Gulf South and beyond for years to come.”
The company revealed that all platforms and many components of the proposed facility are to be made by Louisiana energy workers.