Low-emission tugboats ordered for Texas LNG export facility

Texas LNG, a subsidiary of Glenfarne Energy Transition, has selected Gulf LNG Tugs of Texas to build, deliver, and operate tugboats under a long-term agreement to assist LNG carriers arriving at the LNG export facility to be constructed in the Port of Brownsville.

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According to Texas LNG, the tugboats will be among the most modern, low-emissions tugboats available to serve the 4 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) facility in line with the “Green by Design” approach.

Brendan Duval, CEO and Founder of Glenfarne Energy Transition, said: “The Texas LNG team undertook a comprehensive process to identify a marine service provider that not only matches our commitment to environmental stewardship, but also provides our customers with reliable, cost-effective marine services. We are pleased to have Gulf LNG Tugs on board as a partner and look forward to the jobs and local content they will bring to both Texas LNG and the local Rio Grande Valley community.”

“Gulf LNG Tugs is excited to be providing marine services in a long-term partnership with Texas LNG. We are proud to be the exclusive tug operator for LNG vessels to yet another successful LNG project in the Port of Brownsville and look forward to expanding our operations in the port and our presence in the Rio Grande Valley community,” Gulf LNG Tugs partners stated.

Texas LNG export terminal to be constructed in the Port of Brownsville, Texas, is expected to achieve financial close and begin construction in 2024, commencing commercial operations in late 2027 or early 2028.

Glenfarne is Texas LNG’s majority owner and managing member, while Samsung Engineering owns a minority equity interest and is leading the delivery of the facility along with Technip Energies U.S.

At the beginning of the year, Texas LNG announced the signing of a heads of agreement (HOA) with EQT Corporation for natural gas liquefaction services for 0.5 MTPA of LNG.

In late 2023, the project developer partnered with Baker Hughes and ABB to help develop the terminal, representing more than half a billion dollars’ worth of equipment selections for Texas LNG to date.