By Mark Edward Nero
Crowley Maritime Corp. said Oct. 19 that its liquefied natural gas (LNG) services group has been awarded a contract to supply Alaska LNG from the Titan Pt. Mackenzie plant to Alaska Power & Telephone Co.’s Tok power plant.
Alaska Power & Telephone supplies local power, telephone and communication services in 40 rural Alaskan communities.
The contract, executed through subsidiary Crowley LNG Alaska, includes both product supply and technical services. With Crowley’s support, Alaska Power & Telephone is expected to expand environmental sustainability efforts by developing the capability to use LNG to supplement diesel-based power generation.
Crowley is to facilitate the transportation of LNG in a safe and reliable manner from liquefaction facilities in Alaska to the plant in tank trailers authorized by the US Department of Transportation. Once at the plant, the LNG will be re-gasified and piped to a dual fuel kit for power consumption.
“Crowley is extremely pleased to be a vital fuel supplier to Alaska Power & Telephone,” Crowley LNG Business Development Director Matthew Sievert said. “We have been working side by side with Alaska Power & Telephone for over a year now, assisting with the engineering and design to utilize natural gas and to carry out the logistics necessary to accommodate LNG delivery to the Tok plant.