Case Study - Cove Point LNG Liquefaction Project

Published: 03/21/2016

Project Name: Cove Point LNG Liquefaction Project
Location: Lusby, Maryland USA
Project Timeline: 2015 - Present
Products Supplied: Carbon Steel Pipe, Seamless Pipe, Fittings, Flanges

The Cove Point LNG Terminal is an offshore liquid natural gas shipping terminal located near Lusby, Maryland, United States. In September 2014, Cove Point Terminal, which is owned by Dominion Cove Point LNG Limited Partnership, received authorization by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build a new LNG export facility. The new facility, which will be online in 2017, will provide natural gas producers with access to new international markets. 

Edgen Murray provided a combination of the required large diameter welded pipe, seamless pipe, premium grade fittings and flanges that were needed to meet the specifications of this large scale project. Our specialized Downstream team tapped into our global vendor network to source the long length pipe required for the project.

The large diameter welded pipe was an early priority for the fabricator. Hence, Edgen Murray’s dedicated procurement team leveraged their long-standing relationship with the pipe supplier and their logistical partners to expedite delivery. To cut down delivery time, Edgen Murray’s project management team coordinated the shipping vessels to deliver directly from the supplier in the Asia Pacific to the west coast of the United States and Canada. By changing from break bulk shipment to container shipment, the logistical teams were able to streamline the process by loading the pipe from the ship containers directly onto rail carts, then transferring onto trucks for delivery to the fabricator in Wisconsin. This cut delivery times in half with no additional cost.

Once completed in late 2017, Cove Point will produce an estimated 5.25 million metric tons of LNG annually. The $3.8 billion project will also help create thousands of skilled construction jobs, 75 permanent jobs, and an additional $40 million in annual tax revenue for Calvert County.

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