Dominion Energy Cove Point announced it has introduced feed gas into its newly constructed natural gas liquefaction facility currently undergoing commissioning in Lusby, Maryland. All major equipment has been operated and is being commissioned as expected following a comprehensive round of testing and quality assurance activities.
Shell NA LNG is providing the natural gas needed for liquefaction during the commissioning process and will off-take the LNG that is produced.
When commissioning is complete, Dominion Energy Cove Point will produce LNG for ST Cove Point, which is the joint venture of Sumitomo Corporation and Tokyo Gas, and for GGULL, the U.S. affiliate of GAIL (India) LTD, under 20-year contracts. Once in service, Dominion Energy Cove Point’s liquefaction facility will have a nameplate capacity of 5.25 mtpa of LNG.
Construction of the facility began in October 2014, following more than three years of federal, state and local permit reviews and approvals.