New Fortress Energy advances construction of LNG terminal

  • Feb 27, 2020
  • LNG Industry

New Fortress Energy LLC has released a project update on its LNG receiving and regasification terminal in the port of Pichilingue, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Over the past few months, New Fortress claims marine work has been underway at the terminal site. With all of the necessary permits obtained for onshore construction of the power plant, additional equipment, materials and workers will be deployed to the site to expedite completion of the project.

Governor Carlos Mendoza Davis said: “The BCS Government is in full readiness to achieve an energy transition that promotes new public and private investments in this sector, under a sustainability scheme that helps to avoid harming the environment.”

According to New Fortress, the facility is being constructed with power generation to provide low-cost electricity and truck loading bays for the supply of LNG to local hotel and industrial customers.

New Fortress Chairman and CEO Wes Edens said: “With the project well underway, we are closer to introducing more affordable and cleaner energy for Baja California Sur.

“We have witnessed how LNG supply can become a catalyst for energy diversification and economic development and look forward to seeing similar results.”

José López Soto, director of Port Authority Administration of Baja California Sur, added: “The LNG terminal at Pichilingue port is an important infrastructure project that will undoubtedly bring significant benefits to Baja California Sur.”

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