New Fortress Energy nears first offshore LNG production in Mexico

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New Fortress Energy expects to produce its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) at its Fast LNG unit, located offshore Altamira, Mexico, in the coming days.

The US-based energy specialist recently confirmed the news, stating that it has made “tremendous progress” on its path towards the start-up of operations.

Additionally, New Fortress Energy has also said it expects the first cargo shipment to happen in July.

In a statement, New Fortress Energy said, “The work necessary to begin operations is complete, and the company has also completed the full remainder of pre-commissioning activities.”

Fast LNG was developed in partnership with CFE, Mexico’s state-owned electric utility.

The project will liquefy gas supplied by the Sur de Texas-Tuxpan pipeline and will help create a new floating LNG (FLNG) hub off the east coast of Mexico.

New Fortress Energy expects to produce 1.4 million tonnes of LNG per annum at the Fast LNG facility. In June 2023, the company received an export permit that authorised it to export up to 7.8 million metric tonnes through April 2028, providing ample capacity to support the operations.

Source: Gasworld