Bechtel has been awarded the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPC) contract for the Port Arthur liquefaction project under development in Jefferson County, Texas by Sempra Energy.
The Port Arthur LNG project is being jointly developed by Sempra Energy and Australia’s Woodside.
Bechtel will perform the engineering, execution planning and related activities necessary to prepare and finalise a lump-sum EPC contract to build the 11 mtpa LNG facility in Texas.
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.
"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 M. Simoes, president of Sempra LNG & Midstream.
Darren Mort, Bechtel’s LNG general manager added: “We look forward to partnering with Sempra to successfully develop the Port Arthur LNG facility, from planning through project startup."
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.