National Grid Northeast Energy Center Merchant LNG Plant
The Northeast Energy Center (NEC) project located in Charlton, MA will consist of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility, gas interconnection pipeline and gas meter station. ODIN has supported the design baseline, initial project renderings, siting assistance, 30% engineering, DPU testimony and expert witness, and budgetary pricing.
The LNG facility, located at 304 Southbridge Road, is comprised of the following major and ancillary components:
- feed gas pretreatment system
- gas liquefaction system rated at 250,000 gallons per day
- 2-million gallon full-containment, field-erected LNG storage tank
- LNG truck-loading station with four bays (three with scales)
- process control system as well as safety control, fire protection, hazard detection, and security systems
- stormwater management infrastructure
- other ancillary systems
Several additional structures will also be constructed on the site, including a control room building, power distribution & control (PDC) building, a nitrogen compressor building, and an LNG truck-loading station shelter. A perimeter security fence will surround the site that will allow controlled, secure access to the facility.
The facility will receive natural gas via a new approximately 5,400-linear foot interconnection pipeline extending from a new tap off of the existing Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) interstate pipeline located on 190 Southbridge Road. The proposed interconnection will be a 10-inch diameter coated steel pipeline installed along the westerly side of the Route 169 (Southbridge Road) ROW. Interconnection pipeline construction will use a horizontal directional drilling (HDD) method at the two Cady Brook crossings.
Markets and Services Provided
Liquified Natural Gas
Initial Project Renderings
DPU testimony and expert witness
2 Highwood Dr.
Tewksbury, MA 01876
New Jersey Office
28 Valley Rd.
Montclair, NJ 07042
100 Front St.
West Conshohocken, PA 19428
AICPA–SOC 2 Type 2 Compliant
Tier 3 assessment for PSE&G
Silver Award, Enbridge