At a Glance
Northeast Gateway is a fully permitted, operational LNG terminal that, with long-term planning, can be utilized each year to help New England meet peak winter demand without having to expand infrastructure.
Owner, Developer, EPCIC, Operator
Commissioned in 2008, Northeast Gateway is an LNG import terminal that is located 13 miles from shore in Massachusetts Bay. The terminal is designed to receive Excelerate’s FSRUs while being able to withstand the unique conditions of the North Atlantic.
Northeast Gateway consists of a dual submerged turret-loading buoy system anchored offshore. The buoy system is used as both the mooring mechanism for our FSRUs and as the conduit through which natural gas is delivered to the existing subsea HubLine pipeline operated by Enbridge’s Algonquin Gas Transmission. Offshore terminals, like Northeast Gateway, are designed to minimize environmental impacts to the surrounding environment as they require minimal land use and can be situated away from congested areas like Boston.
Operating at Northeast Gateway also means operating among a dwindling right whale population. Excelerate partnered with Cornell University and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to develop a state-of-the-art system that detects the presence of right whales. Aided by this tool, our ships voluntarily reduce speeds around sensitive areas, employ emissions-reduction systems and drastically reduce seawater intake and discharge. Our partnership has also contributed to the monitoring of sea life and the aquatic environment to discover better methods of reducing both noise and physical pollution.
- Capable of up to 800 MMcf/d delivery rate
- Connected to the Northeastern United States natural gas grid through a pipeline lateral built by Algonquin Gas Transmission
- First new LNG receiving terminal built on the United States East Coast in more than 25 years
- First LNG terminal to integrate state-of-the-art marine mammal detection technology with its LNG fleet operations
Our experience developing and operating floating regas terminals is unmatched in the industry.