Cayman Islands LNG Strategy
CUC is considering LNG as a new fuel for power generation. There are several LNG import solutions that Cayman could consider, and the majority of them are likely to result in a cost of fuel that is lower than diesel. However, before proceeding with the development of a specific solution, CUC wants to develop an LNG-to-Power strategy that considers all the technically viable LNG-to-Power options, and narrows the options to two or three that have the lowest costs, a manageable level of risk, and could be implemented in a reasonable timeframe.
WEB is working with its parent company (Utilities Aruba) to decarbonize its generation matrix and meet the goals set by the Paris Agreement. To this end, WEB wanted to develop a set of decarbonized long-term generation scenarios for Aruba. These scenarios will include combinations of different technologies, including thermal (natural gas), solar PV, wind, lithium battery, and green hydrogen. K&M will assist WEB to develop a detailed model to estimate the Levelized Cost of the Electricity (LCOE) and emissions for each generation scenario.
Enestas, S.A. de C.V. is a Mexican private limited company based in Mexico City that specializes in trucking LNG via virtual pipelines. Enestas seeks to assess the viability of building four micro-scale (approximately 25,000 gallons per day) LNG plants with the hopes to expand the company’s business by reaching new customers in Mexico. Enestas will truck the LNG converted at each micro-scale plant to industrial and commercial customers in rural parts of Mexico that do not currently have access to natural gas.
The objective of the Micro-Scale LNG Plants Feasibility Study is to support Enestas’ plans to build four micro-scale LNG plants in Mexico by supporting the site selection and engineering and design for the four proposed plants and by assessing the environmental, financial, and technical viability.
K&M was contracted by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), on behalf of the Sultanate of Oman’s Ministry of Electricity and Water, to review the detailed technical and economic feasibility study for a 3×30 MW central power station to be located near Bilah Manah. K&M reviewed the feasibility study and made recommendations on how to improve it. K&M also examined the energy demand for the region and recommended the best methods for meeting that demand.
K&M was retained by the Tampa Energy Corporation to structure a privately financed 56 million gallon per year ethanol facility and associated 80 MW bagasse-fired cogeneration plant in the Dominican Republic, which would sell surplus electricity to the electric grid. In addition, K&M had the overall technical and project management responsibility for this project. K&M assisted Tampa Energy in the funding, design, feasibility and engineering studies, equipment and machinery supply contracts, and the supervision of the construction of the production facility.
K&M was contracted by the World Bank to review and prepare an outline for privately funded power generation projects in Pakistan. K&M evaluated the following projects: 1) 4×323 MW, oil-fired station, 2) 3×340 coal-fired station, 3) lignite-fired multi-unit station with fluidized bed combustion, and 4) hydroelectric station. K&M also assisted the World Bank in the preparation of cost estimates for these projects.
K&M served as technical and financial consultant to the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) on privatization opportunities, alternative energy sources, and diversification of the sugar industries in Mauritius, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. K&M evaluated the technical and economic feasibility of diversifying sugarcane industry operations with emphasis on the production of fuel alcohol and electricity. Particular attention was given to prospects for the introduction of US developed technologies and services in cane energy-related areas, especially for projects that were already in the planning stages (issues addressed: co-generation systems, project finance and development). K&M prepared a report on the highlights and findings of this mission which included recommendations for future action and identifications of project specific opportunities for potential involvement of the US private sector.
K&M was engaged by DOE to perform a comprehensive industry and literature review of advanced coal combustion and utilization technologies, specifically circulating fluidized-bed (CFB) combustion units currently operating in the United States. K&M’s technical analysis provided a practical composite of summaries of U.S.-developed CFB systems based on such variables as fuel ash loading, size and steam flows. The report included CFB’s attributes, potential markets, a compilation of capital and operating costs in the United States as well as graphic displays
K&M was engaged by USTDA to conduct a definitional mission for the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation to assess the feasibility of constructing a combined cycle cogeneration gas power plant 15 kilometers off of Ghana’s coast. The K&M team assessed the commercial, economic, financial, and technical feasibility of the proposed project.
K&M was engaged by USAID to assess the prospects for private biomass power sales to the Swaziland Electricity Board, and to perform energy audits as well as an inventory of required equipment for factory upgrades. K&M’s scope of work included: identifying changes needed for increased energy efficiency and power production in the Swaziland sugar industry; comparing sugar industry cogeneration to other electricity generation options; evaluate costs and benefits of increased private power cogeneration; make recommendations on institutional support and development assistance; and perform energy audits.