New Fortress Energy (NFE) has begun operations at its LNG terminal in Pichilingue in Baja California Sur, Mexico.
The terminal is based on NFE’s proprietary ISOFlex system. Large LNG carriers transload LNG into ISO storage containers on offshore support vessels with a specialised manifold. The ISO containers can then be offloaded at containers ports and onto trucks, saving time and capital costs.
‘We are proud to have deployed the first-of-a-kind ISOFlex system at our terminal in Baja California Sur,” says Sam Abdalla, vice president of project development of NFE. ‘This is a big achievement for NFE and will enable us to deliver critical energy infrastructure and logistics solutions much more quickly and less expensively.’
The facility will supply gas to a local hotel and industrial customers including the CTG La Paz and CTG Baja California Sur power plants in Baja California Sur. NFE is also planning to supply its own 135 MW gas-fired power plant in Baja California Sur, which is currently under construction and is almost complete.
Wes Edens, chairman and CEO of NFE, says that the delivery of cleaner-burning natural has is a ‘significant milestone’ for the region and will allow customers to reduce costs and emissions compared to oil.
The company had said in February 2020 that work was progressing.