Applied LNG Celebrates Earth Day with the Start of Mechanical Construction at its Midlothian, Texas LNG Plant
Westlake Village, CA (April 22, 2015) –– Applied LNG has completed several phases of the ground work and has begun mechanical construction of its LNG production platform in Midlothian, Texas (the "Midlothian Plant"). The Midlothian Plant will start with one liquefier and will have up to six liquefiers at full build-out. Each liquefier has a production capacity of 86,000 gallons per day for a total production capacity of 516,000 gallons per day at full build-out. The Midlothian Plant will start with 300,000 gallons of storage and have up to 1.5 million gallons of storage at build-out.
Although the Dallas weather did not always cooperate, the site preparation work has been completed. Six LNG storage tanks, four process skids, the amine and demethanizer towers and the main heat exchanger have been delivered and installed on concrete pads. The next phase will involve mechanical and piping construction of the plant and construction of a new administration building.
“We have an extremely competent and efficient technical team at the Midlothian site,” stated Cem Hacioglu, President and CEO of Applied LNG. “The progress we have made since our official groundbreaking ceremony in November 2014 is quite impressive. We plan to start commissioning the plant early in the third-quarter of 2015.”
The Midlothian Plant will focus on end users in the high-horsepower, trucking, oil and gas, rail, marine, remote power and mining markets that currently use diesel or propane fuel and are interested in converting to a lower-cost, cleaner-burning alternative. Plans also include a truck fueling station on-site.
“LNG delivers excellent performance at lower cost and lower emissions than diesel and propane, and will play a key role in reducing carbon emissions for our low-carbon future,” stated Mr. Hacioglu.
About Applied LNG
Applied LNG is the second largest producer and distributor of LNG for alternative fuel use in North America. Established in 1995, the Company markets LNG to trucking, oilfield, marine, mining, construction, rail, industrial, and agricultural customers. Applied LNG provides full-service solutions that, depending on customer needs, can include LNG supply, delivery from a fleet of 49 LNG trailers, temporary or permanent fueling stations, equipment leasing, and training. Applied LNG supplies LNG produced with renewable natural gas to help customers improve their carbon footprint. The Company added a second LNG production train to the Needle Mountain LNG Plant located near Topock, Arizona in 2014. Applied LNG is now under construction on a new LNG production plant located in Midlothian, Texas. For more information, visit www.appliedlng.com.