Ferus Opens Canada Liquefaction Unit

November 6, 2014 in E&P Operations, Infrastructure, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Makes Canadian Energy History with First Merchant LNG Facility’

Ferus Natural Gas Fuels has officially opened its liquefied natural gas plant in Elmworth, Alberta, and says it’s made “energy history by commissioning the first merchant LNG facility in Canada.”

Ready to ship – loading dock at the Ferus LNG plant in Elmworth, Alberta – Canada's first such merchant facility. Gary Campbell photo

Ready to ship – loading dock at the Ferus LNG plant in Elmworth, Alberta – Canada’s first such merchant facility. Gary Campbell photo

The 50,000-gallons-per-day plant – expandable to 250,000 GPD – “is strategically located in the heart of oil and gas activity in northwest Alberta and northeast British Columbia,” Ferus says. It produces LNG “for engines used in drilling rigs, pressure pumping services, water heating for well fracturing and heavy-duty highway and off-road trucks.”

The Elmworth facility became commercially operational in May. In addition to the liquefaction unit, Ferus has designed and built specialized mobile storage and dispensing equipment.

‘Multiple High Horsepower Industries’

“Regionally focused small-scale LNG plants like the one we have built in Elmworth ensure proximal and reliable supply for our customers,” Ferus CEO Dick Brown said in a release.

Ferus has designed and built specialized mobile storage and dispensing equipment at Elmworth too. – Gary Campbell photo

Ferus has designed and built specialized mobile storage and dispensing equipment at Elmworth too. – Gary Campbell photo

Beyond energy exploration and production, Ferus sees potential for LNG in rail, mining, and remote power generation.

“In order for customers to make the switch to natural gas they need a high level of certainty and trust,” Brown said. Ferus “is successfully fueling oil and gas operations and on-road trucking with natural gas and our business plans include the wide-spread build-out of LNG and CNG infrastructure to provide regional supply and service across multiple high horsepower industries in North America,” he added.

‘The Last Mile’ with GE Ventures

Ferus says it is jointly building two LNG liquefaction facilities with ENN Canada in Alberta and British Columbia. And, the firm has a partnership with GE Ventures for “The Last Mile,” described as “a fully-integrated natural gas fueling system for oil and gas and other high horsepower operations, often using gas that would have otherwise been flared” (HHP Insight, September 10).

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Source: Ferus Natural Gas Fuels with HHP Insight follow-up

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