The company announced the groundbreaking on the $25 million Phase 1, Slip B LNG facility, and said it will consist of two sites each having 270,000 gallons of LNG storage capacity featuring stainless steel Type ‘C’ LNG tanks. Each facility will be able to transfer 500 gallons of LNG per minute. Moreover, this initiative will generate 70 new full-time jobs and another 120 jobs to handle its Port Fourchon operations and fleet of LNG vessels.
“HGIM is investing $350 million in the construction of an LNG-operated fleet. The dual fuel vessels and our facility further expand our commitment to develop and utilize the safest, most eco-friendly vessels available today. This fleet and facility signify a strong partnership between the State of Louisiana, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Coast Guard, and Harvey Gulf with a common goal of leading our nation down the path of clean energy use and strengthening a future of energy independence,” added Guidry.
HGIM selected Lockheed Martin, Michoud Facility for the construction of the facility LNG storage tanks further expanding on their participation in the dual fuel vessel construction program. They contracted CH-IV International of Houston, TX as the FEED and EPC contractor and Matrix PDM Engineering of Pittsburgh, PA for detail design and engineering. Civil engineering services are being provided by Carubba Engineering of Metairie, LA.