Eagle LNG breaks ground on LNG plant in Jacksonville

Eagle LNG has begun construction on its natural gas liquefaction plant in West Jacksonville.

The state-of-the-art facility, which will supply LNG to Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corp., will come online early next year. The plant will have a capacity of 200,000 gallons per day.

“This project represents another example of how our customer-first approach, unmatched industry experience, and an innovative vision is helping our clients meet their fueling and environmental needs,” said Dick Brown, CEO, Eagle LNG, in a statement. “LNG produces fewer emissions and is an overall cleaner fuel than sources like diesel and heavy fuel oil, which helps companies improve sustainability efforts and meet regulatory mandates within a sound economic framework.”

The LNG plant has a 1 million-gallon storage tank and a truck loading system.

To support the fueling of ships, Eagle LNG is building a fuel depot at the Talleyrand Marine Terminal.

It’s not the only major project Eagle LNG has planned for Jacksonville. The company has applied for approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for an export terminal, located off Heckscher Drive, to export LNG to the Caribbean.

That project should break ground in 2018.