Antigua has started work on what would be the island’s first plant integrating liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure and power generation.
Antigua is one of the two major islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda.
Houston-based Eagle LNG has partnered with Antigua Power Company (APC) and the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) on the LNG power project.
The partners held a groundbreaking ceremony for the facility in Crabbs Peninsula on July 27, according to a statement by the US Embassy in Antigua and Barbuda and the Eastern Caribbean.
LNG supplies from Florida
Eagle LNG also said in a short social media statement the small-scale LNG firm and its partner APC hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Antigua announcing their 40 MW LNG fuel terminal project with APUA.
“Eagle LNG Partners has been delivering LNG in the Caribbean for a number of years now and is pleased to add Antigua and its neighbors as the recipient of clean, affordable and assured supply of liquefied natural gas from our Jacksonville, Florida production facility,” Sean Lalani, president of Eagle LNG, said.
Since early 2018, Eagle LNG has loaded hundreds of ISO and trailers loads from their Maxville LNG facility in Florida.
The partners plan to start construction on the Antigua project later this year and launch it by the end of 2022.
Several Caribbean projects
Besides this facility, Eagle LNG has in the last two months revealed at least two projects in the Caribbean.
To remind, Eagle LNG said last year it had entered into an LNG-to-power deal with a private residential resort on the Barbuda island in the eastern Caribbean.
The LNG supplier owned by private US investment firm the Energy & Minerals Group entered into a long-term deal with Discovery Land Company’s Barbuda Ocean Club.
In addition, the firm has earlier this year signed a deal with Refineria di Aruba (RdA) to build an LNG terminal on the Dutch Caribbean island.
Under this preliminary deal, Eagle LNG would build an LNG terminal aimed at replacing heavy fuel oil used for water treatment but also power generation in Aruba.