Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project
With the 2016 completion of the first of five liquefaction trains at Cheniere’s Sabine Pass operations in Louisiana, we helped deliver the first new U.S. LNG export in nearly 50 years and the first ever from the lower 48 states.
Cheniere’s operations at Sabine Pass had previously focused on receiving and regasification of LNG, using facilities we completed in 2005. But as market conditions changed and as the United States dramatically increased its shale gas output, Cheniere hired Bechtel to convert the regasification facilities to enable liquefaction and export, ultimately creating a bidirectional facility better suited to changing market conditions.
The work at Sabine Pass provided Bechtel an opportunity to advance our steadfast commitment to help U.S. veterans find well-paying jobs as they transition from military service to the private sector. Through an innovative welder training program carried out in partnership with Cheniere, a local technical college, and a U.S. Army installation in Louisiana, Bechtel trained veterans as part of a comprehensive, threephase training and job qualification program. The Cheniere Craft Development Program has proved immensely successful, as veterans are nearly half of the welders working at Sabine.