Venture Global LNG has announced that it will start construction work on its Calcasieu Pass LNG export facility after receiving authorisation from the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the LNG facility and associated TransCameron Pipeline in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.
Venture Global is developing both the 10 MTPA Venture Global Calcasieu Pass facility (on a 1,000-acre site located at the intersection of the Calcasieu Ship Channel and the Gulf of Mexico).
FERC issued the Order Granting Authorsations under Sections 3 and 7 of the Natural Gas Act for Venture Global Calcasieu Pass.
The Calcasieu Pass facility will employ a comprehensive process solution from GE Oil & Gas, LLC, part of Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) that utilises mid-scale, modular, factory-fabricated liquefaction trains. Venture Global has executed an integrated turnkey EPC contract with Kiewit to design, engineer, construct, commission, test and guarantee the Calcasieu Pass facility.
“With our FERC order in hand and our project contracted with binding 20-year sale and purchase agreements (SPAs) with Shell, BP, Edison S.p.A., Galp, Repsol and PGNiG, we plan to immediately commence construction activities in Louisiana in close coordination with FERC and other agencies,” Co-CEOs Bob Pender and Mike Sabel jointly said.
“This milestone is the culmination of years of effort, and we are proud of the excellent work done by our regulatory, environmental, legal and engineering teams. We are excited to begin construction of our Calcasieu Pass project and deliver low-cost LNG to our global customers in 2022,” they added.