Excelerate lets contract for first US floating liquefaction

Excelerate Energy let a contract to Houston-based OGS for topsides front-end engineering and design of Excelerate’s Lavaca Bay LNG floating liquefaction storage and offloading vessel. OGS is an engineering and project management company partnered with Samsung Heavy Industries.

The vessel will be the first floating liquefaction in the US, designed to export LNG from the Texas Gulf Coast by 2017. The contracted work involves naval architecture, hull structure, and topsides processing for up to 4 million tonnes/year.

According to OGS, the new FEED takes into account new metocean, geotechnical, and regulatory conditions related to the Texas Gulf Coast.

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