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Annova LNG LLC (Annova), a subsidiary of Exelon Generation Company LLC (EXC) is planning to construct an LNG liquefaction and purification facility in Texas, the US.
The project involves the construction of six liquefaction trains, each with a capacity of 1 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) for an aggregate capacity of 6MMTPA and a maximum output at optimal operating conditions of 6.95MTPA.
The project is planned to be constructed in stages and will also include the construction of two 160,000m3 storage tanks and associated marine facilities.
Black and Veatch has been appointed as consulting engineer to undertake initial engineering estimates; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP as legal adviser; Moffatt & Nichol as marine engineer; Ecology & Environment Inc. as environmental consultant, HDR Inc. as marine, dredging and environmental engineer; Audubon Engineering Solutions as consulting engineering, and American Bureau of Shipping Consulting as shipping consultant.
On October 9, 2013, Annova filed an application with the US Department of Energy (DOE) seeking a long-term multi-contract to export domestically produced LNG up to the equivalent of 342,000 million cubic feet of natural gas per year to Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries.
On July 3, 2014, Annova filed a request to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to expedite the review of its application to sell LNG overseas.
In July 2014, EXC purchased 96% stake in Annova.
In the first quarter of 2015, DOE's Office of Fossil Energy authorized Annova to export 342,000 million cubic feet per year of natural gas to FTA countries.
On March 11, 2015, Annova submitted a pre-filing letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking approval for the project.
On April 21, 2015, Annova and EXC held an informational community open house to inform and update residents on the proposed project.
In April 2015, Annova filed preliminary draft resource reports I and X with the FERC.
As of October 2015, Project facing delay due to opposition from the local residents.
As of December 2015, FERC is conducting its environmental analysis.
On July 13, 2016, Annova filed an application with FERC seeking approval to convert natural gas to liquefied natural gas and export it from a proposed terminal in Brownsville, Texas.
Annova received the air permit to build LNG export terminal from Texas commission on environmental quality (TCEQ).
Subject to the planning approvals, site preparation works are expected to commence in the second quarter of 2018 and the main construction activities are expected to commence in the third quarter of 2018.
The project involves the construction of six liquefaction trains, each with a capacity of 1MTPA at Brownsville, Texas, the US.
The US$3,000 million project includes the following: