Sempra LNG & Midstream’s wholly owned affiliate, Port Arthur LNG, has awarded the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPC) contract for the Port Arthur liquefaction project to Betchel.

Bechtel will perform the engineering, execution planning and related activities necessary to prepare and finalise a lump-sum EPC contract for the Jefferson County, Texas, project in accordance with the planned development schedule.

The proposed Port Arthur liquefaction project is designed to include two natural gas liquefaction trains to enable the long-term sale of approximately 11 Mtpa of LNG; feed gas pre-treatment facilities; natural gas liquids and refrigerant storage; up to three LNG storage tanks; two marine berths and associated facilities.

“Port Arthur LNG is one of three major LNG export projects that are an important part of our growth platform,” said Joseph Householder, President and Chief Operating Officer of Sempra Energy. “Bechtel brings to our project outstanding management experience and commitment to safety we expect on all of our projects.”

“We are confident Bechtel’s construction and management team will help us achieve a world-class LNG export project at Port Arthur and meet the global demand for LNG,” said Octavio Simoes, President of Sempra LNG & Midstream.

“We look forward to partnering with Sempra to successfully develop the Port Arthur LNG facility, from planning through project startup,” said Darren Mort, Bechtel’s LNG General Manager. “We are honoured that Sempra has entrusted us with the opportunity to play a key role in helping them deliver energy to customers across the globe.”

Development of the Port Arthur liquefaction project is contingent upon completing the required commercial agreements (including a definitive EPC contract), securing all necessary permits and approvals, obtaining financing and incentives, reaching a final investment decision and other factors associated with the investment.

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25th June 2018