JAX LNG small-scale facility starts operation

JAX LNG small-scale facility starts operation

JAX LNG facility located at Dames Point in Jacksonville, Florida, and built by the Pivotal LNG and NorthStar Midstream joint venture sprung into operation earlier this month. 

Aerial view of the JAX LNG facility (Image courtesy of JAX LNG)

The plant is the first small-scale LNG facility in the United States with both marine and truck-loading capabilities, the statement reads.

In addition to marine and trucking companies, the JAX LNG plant is positioned to serve other industries, including rail, drilling, mining, power generation, commercial and industrial.

Currently, the JAX LNG facility has the capacity to produce 120,000 gallons of LNG per day and store more than 2 million gallons of LNG.

There is room at the site to expand the facility and add two liquefaction trains and a second storage tank which would increase LNG production capacity to 600,000 gallons per day and store up to 4 million gallons.

JAX LNG can use its advantaged location on the water to service its maritime customers via LNG transport vessels, the JV partners said in a statement.

The facility has already completed the first-of-its-kind, ship-to-ship bunkering operations in the U.S. and loaded TOTE Maritime’s Clean Jacksonville.

JAX LNG is also the long-term supplier of LNG to the world’s first LNG dual-fuel container ships, the Isla Bella and Perla del Caribe, operated by TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico.