Delfin LNG is proposing the first offshore floating natural gas liquefaction project in the United States. The project has received approval from the Department of Energy (DOE), Maritime Administration (MARAD), and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and is targeting an in-service date of 2021/2022.
Delfin is currently developing Port Delfin, a floating liquefaction and export facility to be located in the Gulf of Mexico. As planned, Port Delfin consists of onshore gas compression facilities and a deepwater port that uses existing pipeline infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico to transport natural gas offshore to four moored floating liquefaction vessels. Delfin has submitted an application to MARAD and the USCG for authorization to construct, own and operate an LNG export deepwater port. Delfin has signed a Joint Development Agreement with Enbridge, Inc. (TSX/NYSE: ENB) in relation to the Project.
An FLNGV, or “Floating Liquefied Natural Gas Vessel”, is a vessel that has onboard facilities capable of liquefying and storing natural gas while floating on a body of water.
Floating liquefaction is environmentally friendly, cost competitive, economical with limited scale, moveable in the event of a hurricane, and has a shorter and more efficient schedule relative to an onshore plant.
Delfin LNG will create jobs during both its construction and operation, and will positively impact U.S. balance of trade.
Our FLNGVs will detach from their moorings and seek refuge in the safest possible location.
Delfin LNG expects to be operational in 2021/2022.