Quanten Consortium Aruba and Eagle LNG are considering the restart of a dismantled oil refinery in Aruba and the development of the surrounding site, in an ambitious initiative promoted by the US government.
In a dual-track tender launched early this year, the Dutch Caribbean island’s government selected the two US companies to negotiate separate but complementary projects.
Among the US contractors cited by Myers as Quanten collaborators are KBR, McDermott, Honeywell, Cisco Systems and Chem-energy, as well the University of California Berkeley Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory.
The Quanten group will invest up to $3.5bn in Aruba. The US State Department has advocated on behalf of the project, and facilitated introductions to move the concept forward.
Houston-based Eagle LNG’s proposal is part of a wider Caribbean bunkering and small-scale supply strategy.
The privately held company signed a turnkey gas supply contract in October with the Barbuda Ocean Club resort for power generation, using ISO containers loaded at its Maxville, Florida, facility. Eagle is planning a new larger, on-water liquefaction plant and terminal in Jacksonville, Florida, capable of producing 1mn t/yr of LNG with 45,000m³ of storage.
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