By now, you’ve probably seen the photo above of the Powerhouse of Deepwater, a massive natural gas storage facility located off the coast of Florida.
The $10.8 million facility was originally proposed in 2009 and built to handle up to 1.7 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.
In 2012, the facility was built to hold 2.5 million cubic yards of gas per hour, and it was scheduled to operate for a further 40 years.
Today, however, that goal has been pushed to 2040 and the facility is only expected to last 10 years before it will need to be retired.
In the process, it will also be decommissioned, with the intention of being replaced with a new facility.
That new facility will sit on the eastern seaboard of Florida and is expected to be completed in 2028.
Here are some of the things you need to know about the facility, which is located just off the Florida coast: It will hold up to 3.6 million cubic tons of gas.
This number is not quite as impressive as the 4.7M it held in the 1980s, but it’s certainly not far off.
The facility is expected have a capacity of about 2.6 billion cubic feet per day, or roughly 3.4 million barrels per day if that’s what you’re used to.
The project was originally designed to hold 1.9 billion cubic yards per day in the event of a natural disaster, but the natural gas industry has pushed for it to be expanded to 1 billion cubic meters per day during an emergency.
In 2020, the project was put on hold due to concerns over the safety of storage in the area, which resulted in the project being shut down in January 2021.
However, the company behind the project, the Southern Company, has since been ordered to pay off $2.7 billion to settle the lawsuits brought by the state of Florida against it.
If the project does eventually be decomissioned, the $10-million Powerhouse will be located off shore, and will eventually be replaced by a new natural gas plant that will be built in the Gulf of Mexico.
It will be decomitted in 2020.
This date is expected in 2026.
In that time, it is expected that the new plant will only be operational for 20 years.
It is likely that this new plant would have to be built within the next 30 years.
The new natural-gas storage facility is located off Florida’s coast.
The site will be owned by the Southwestern Gas Company, which has been awarded $1.7bn of a $2bn contract to develop the project.
The plant will have a lifespan of 2040 to 2066.
According to the Southern Corporation, the Southshore Storage Project will have the capacity to store up to 2.7 trillion cubic feet (TBF) of gas in the field.
In addition to being able to store that gas, the Powerhouses will have to deal with earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters that could potentially impact the site.
The company has already started construction on a new power plant to store the natural-source gas.
“The power plant is expected be completed by 2040.
It will be a two-phase project.
One phase will be to be a storage facility for natural gas from the Gulf Coast, which will be operated as an open-cycle facility, while the other phase will focus on the use of gas for domestic purposes,” said Mike Schulz, director of the Natural Gas and Electricity Division at the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
“It is anticipated that the South Coast Storage Project’s natural gas will be used for the development of new, renewable sources of electricity and for electric vehicle transportation, while also providing fuel for the state’s power grid.”
What you need know about this natural gas-rich site in Florida.
A $10m Powerhouse built in 2023.
Image: Wikimedia Commons.
The new naturalgas storage site is expected only to last for 20 to 30 years and will not be fully decommissioning in 2032.
The Southern Corporation is expected pay off the $2 billion owed to the state for the $1bn contract and to begin construction on its new natural source gas power plant in 2027.
When is the PowerHouse decommissionable?
The Southshore Power Plant is expected decommission in 2029.
The Southshore is expected take over storage for up to 4.5 billion cubic tons per day for up 30 years, with a final goal of 1.1 billion cubic barrels per year.
The Powerhouse is expected for a 30-year life.
What’s the deal with the South Shore Storage Project?
The South Shore Energy Company, the owner of the South Coastal Storage Project, purchased the Southshore Power Plant in the early 1990s.
Southshore bought the Southsore in 2004, and the Southside project