Local 24 members works on $3.8 billion liquid natural gas facility
Insulators International Staff — Fri, Jan 6, 2017 @ 10:01 AM
Members of HFIAW Local 24 Baltimore/Washington are helping complete the largest construction project in the history of Maryland.
Dominion, one of the largest power suppliers in the U.S., is currently in the midst of the Cove Point project. Situated on Chesapeake Bay, this expansive project will convert the existing liquid natural gas (LNG) import facility into a bi-directional import-export facility.
Instead of just taking in LNG for domestic use in the 14 states Dominion covers, the facility will handle LNG coming into the terminal and shipping it overseas for international use.
The $3.8 billion Cove Point project began in October 2014 and is expected to be complete and operational by late 2017.
The facility has a storage capacity equivalent to 14.6 billion cubic feet and supertankers can access the pier to connect to multiple gas supply basins.
Insulation work performed by Local 24 members and fellow travelers within the HFIAW is estimated to be around $70 million.
Work is labor intensive, as Insulators are applying applications of cryogenic insulation, which consists of foam glass and cryogel.
Local 24 Business Manager Lino Cressotti said roughly 200 Brothers and Sisters are currently working, Cove Point, and another 100 to 160 additional Insulators are needed in the coming weeks.
Members are working a 10-hour shift, six or seven days a week as the deadline approaches.
HFIAW members interested in traveling to work on this project should have their Business Manager contact Lino Cressotti.
Special thank you to Terry Larkin, International Vice President,Middle Atlantic State Conference, for providing information for this post.