Elba Liquefaction Project : Commercial Operation of the All Units Commenced at the Elba Island Liquefaction Facility
-September 04, 2020-
IHI Corporation (TSE:7013) is pleased to announce that commercial operation of the Final Unit of the Elba Liquefaction Project (“Project”) commenced on August 26, 2020.
For IHI E&C International Corporation (“IHI E&C”), a Houston based, wholly owned subsidiary of IHI Corporation, and the EPC Contractor for the Project since its award in 2016, this is a historic moment. On August 26, 2020, IHI E&C handed over the last of 10 Movable Modular Liquefaction Units to Elba Liquefaction Company, L.L.C. (“ELC”) with exceptional safety performance throughout the Project. This Project also put into service new Shell proprietary technology for modular liquefaction units for the first time in North America. With the handover of the Final Unit, ELC is now engaged in full commercial operation of the Elba Island Liquefaction Facility which has a total capacity of approximately 2.5 million tons per year of LNG for export.
This Project modified the existing Elba Island Liquefaction Facility, which is located at Elba Island near Savannah, Georgia, from a LNG import terminal to a bi－directional import/export facility by adding 10 Movable Modular Liquefaction System (MMLS) trains that utilize Shell proprietary technology.
IHI, together with IHI E&C and the rest of IHI Group, will continue our endeavors to contribute to the development of a carbon-free society that efficiently recycles. To that end we look forward to working with our customers and partners to supply energy stably and efficiently by utilizing IHI Group’s accumulated knowledge, technology, and engineering capabilities to meet energy demands throughout the world.
IHI Corporation is a comprehensive heavy-industry manufacturer working to create value for customers in four main areas ‐ Resource, Energy and Environment; Social Infrastructure and Offshore Facilities; Industrial Systems and General-purpose Machinery; and Aero Engine, Space and Defense. IHI is deeply committed to contributing to society through technology, combining diverse engineering capabilities to meet expanding global needs for energy, urbanization and industrialization, and transportation efficiency.
About IHI E&C:
IHI E&C International Corporation (IHI E&C), a wholly-owned subsidiary of IHI Corporation, is a Houston-based engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company providing energy solutions around the globe. We are a talented collaboration of people with extensive technical knowledge and expertise that allow us to deliver projects in a variety of industries, including Gas Processing and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Petrochemicals, Chemicals and Polymers, Synthesis Gas and Derivatives, and Refining. Our comprehensive understanding of project life-cycles combined with our full-service capabilities enable us to span the entire project development cycle, from feasibility studies and front-end development to comprehensive EPC work, commissioning and start-up. Our technological expertise is indicative of the value that we offer our customers, our shareholders, and society. For more information please visit ihi-ec.com.
Photo of completed LNG export terminal