Inoxcva wins contract to build small LNG import terminal in Antigua

India’s cryogenic tech firm Inoxcva has won a contract from a joint venture consisting of Antigua Power Company and US firm Eagle LNG to build a small regasification plant in Antigua.

Caribbean LNG awarded the design, engineering and supply contract on a turnkey basis to Inoxcva, the latter said in a statement on Tuesday.

Inoxcva did not reveal the price tag of the deal.

The mini receiving and regasification terminal will provide natural gas for APC’s 40 MW power plant located in Antigua, one of the two major islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda.

According to Inoxcva, the facility will have vacuum insulated storage tanks and a regasification system.

Vijay Kalaria, Inoxcva’s global LNG head said the facility would be capable of receiving LNG via smaller ships while provisioning for LNG distribution and ship bunkering in the future.

In addition, Kalaria said that the company’s design and modularized concept would ensure “minimum site activity and enable faster implementation of the project.”

He added that all Inoxcva would manufacture all major critical equipment for the mini LNG terminal at its facility in Kandla, India.

Also, this project follows the launch of operations of a similar multifunctional mini LNG terminal set up by Inoxcva in Scotland.

Eastern Caribbean LNG plans

In July last year, Antigua had started work on the island’s first plant integrating LNG infrastructure and power generation.

Houston-based Eagle LNG partnered with APC and the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) on the LNG-to-power project.

Francis Hadeed, director at Caribbean LNG, said in the statement the new modular plant, “serves as a template for our plans throughout the Eastern Caribbean, and hub for cost-effective, low-carbon fuel supply to the country and region.”

The terminal will get supplies from Eagle LNG’s facilities in Jacksonville, Florida, USA,

He said Antigua and Barbuda and the Eastern Caribbean region would “benefit from the use of this lower-carbon fuel creating opportunities.”

“Moving to gas also enables the greater integration of renewable generation in the country, and the introduction of bio-LNG and hydrogen into the fuel mix to further reduce carbon footprint and meet committed goals for the country on carbon reduction,” Hadeed said.

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