The Elba Liquefication Company (ELC), a joint venture between Kinder Morgan and EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG), has announced the commercial in-service of Unit 7, the last of 10 moveable modular liquefaction units of the approximately $2bn Elba Liquefaction project.

Previously only an LNG import terminal, the Elba Island Liquefaction facility is now also producing LNG for export purposes.

Kimberly Watson, Kinder Morgan Natural Gas East Region President, said, “The development of this facility was a tremendous undertaking, and we are extremely pleased to have this project in service.”

“The team coordinated with our customer and local, state and federal agencies to put in service a new technology for modular liquefaction units. Its functionality as a bi-directional import/export facility makes it ideal for the changing flow patterns that can occur from time to time.”

Now in full commercial operation, the Elba Island Liquefaction facility has a total capacity of approximately 2.5 million tonnes per year of LNG for export, which is equivalent to approximately 350 million cubic feet (MMcf) per day of natural gas.