On March 1, the company filed a deepwater port license application with the U.S. Coast Guard, which has jurisdiction for the permitting, operation, and security for such facilities located in federal waters. The Calypso Deepwater Port is proposed to be located approximately 10 miles offshore from Port Everglades and will comprise a marine offloading buoy and anchoring system that will reside approximately 150 feet below the ocean surface when not in use.
The proposed facility will connect to an undersea pipeline
operated by another SENA subsidiary, Calypso U.S. Pipeline, that will
transport natural gas from the Deepwater Port to customers in Florida.
"The overwhelming feedback we have received from
Florida customers is that they need additional, LNG-based gas supplies and
they need them as soon as possible," said Zin Smati, president and CEO of SENA. "It is our intention to meet our customers'
needs and be the first supplier of natural gas directly into the southeastern
Florida market derived from LNG. We believe our Calypso project is consistent with Governor Bush's call for
fuel diversification as outlined in his comprehensive 2006 Florida Energy
"The Florida market is very important to us," said Dirk Beeuwsaert, CEO of Suez Energy International. "As our LNG supply and shipping portfolios continue to grow, the Calypso project will increase our already significant position in the Atlantic Basin and give us the critical mass to serve all of our markets with a level of reliability that will be unmatched in the industry."
Most Popular Articles
From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you