Gulf LNG Tugs to Build Tugboats for Texas LNG’s Export Facility

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Texas LNG selected Gulf LNG Tugs of Texas to build, deliver, and operate tugboats for Glenfarne Energy Transition’s export facility.

Texas LNG, a subsidiary of Glenfarne Energy Transition, has selected Gulf LNG Tugs of Texas to build, deliver, and operate tugboats according to a long-term agreement to assist LNG carriers arriving at the 4 MTPA LNG export facility. The tugboat agreement is in line with Texas LNG’s “green by design” approach, making the vessels a low-emissions option available for the Texas LNG facility.

“The Texas LNG team undertook a comprehensive process to identify a marine service provider that not only matches our commitment to environmental stewardship, but also provides our customers with reliable, cost-effective marine services,” said Brendan Duval, CEO and Founder of Glenfarne Energy Transition. “We are pleased to have Gulf LNG Tugs on board as a partner and look forward to the jobs and local content they will bring to both Texas LNG and the local Rio Grande Valley community.”


Glenfarne Energy Transition’s Texas LNG is situated for consistent and reliable maritime operations, low probability of storm impact, consistent operating temperatures, and a location in a protected port. The export facility is also designed to be low emitting, providing reliably sourced domestic LNG to fuel the global energy transition to renewables and reinforce energy security. Texas LNG is expected to close project financing later this year with construction beginning shortly after.

This tugboat agreement follows Texas LNG’s recent announcement that it signed a heads of agreement (HOA) with EQT Corporation for natural gas liquefaction services for 0.5 MTPA of LNG. The export facility also announced partnerships with Baker Hughes and ABB to help develop the terminal, representing more than $500 million to date in equipment selections for Texas LNG.

“Gulf LNG Tugs is excited to be providing marine services in a long-term partnership with Texas LNG,” said partners of Gulf LNG Tugs. “We are proud to be the exclusive tug operator for LNG vessels to yet another successful LNG project in the Port of Brownsville and look forward to expanding our operations in the port and our presence in the Rio Grande Valley community.”