Dominion Cove Point LNG LP can begin commissioning the power plant at its liquefaction and export terminal in Maryland after FERC granted the company permission to introduce fuel gas to two auxiliary boilers.
FERC's April 7 order follows the Dominion Resources Inc. affiliate's request to start an initial step toward commissioning the new power plant for the LNG export facility, which is now 84% complete.
The roughly $3.8 billion export project is being built at an existing LNG import terminal on the western side of the Chesapeake Bay in Lusby, Md. A spokesman for the project said construction on the facility is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year. The terminal will include one liquefaction train capable of producing 5.25 million tonnes per annum. (FERC docket CP13-113)