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    Elba LNG Puts MMLS #8 in Service, Seeks OK for #9


Eight of 10 small-scale trains now in service

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Elba LNG Puts MMLS #8 in Service, Seeks OK for #9

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Ferc) said July 27 it had been informed by Elba Liquefaction Co that the eighth movable modular liquefaction system (MMLS) unit at its Elba Liquefaction Project was placed into service on July 17, and that authorisation had been requested to place the ninth into service too.

The Elba Liquefaction Project, a joint venture of Kinder Morgan’s Southern LNG Co and EIG Global Energy Partners, is a 10-unit small-scale liquefaction and export project incorporated into Southern LNG’s existing Elba Island regasification terminal near Savannah, Georgia. Ferc approval for the $2bn project was awarded in 2016.

Each MMLS unit at Elba has the capacity to liquefy 35mn ft3/day of gas and the facility’s entire 2.5mn mt/yr LNG output has been contracted by Anglo-Dutch major Shell under a 20-year contract.