Author: Christen McCluney

In a ceremony held on Thursday, November 15, Cheniere Energy celebrated the production of the first LNG from its Corpus Christi Liquefaction plant in Texas.  The project will continue through commissioning to deliver the first cargo of LNG at the first greenfield LNG export facility in the United States in nearly 50 years.

LNG is natural gas that’s been compressed by refrigeration to a temperature of minus 258 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 161 degrees Celsius). The liquid occupies 600 times less space than natural gas in its gaseous state, making it practical to ship by ocean tanker to meet the energy needs of countries around the world. It’s stable and safe, because even though compressed in volume, the liquid remains at normal atmospheric pressure.

This project includes:

  • Three LNG production trains, designed to produce some 4.5 million metric tons per year of LNG from each train.
  • Three LNG storage tanks with capacity of more than 10 billion cubic feet equivalent.
  • Two berths that can accommodate vessels with capacity of up to 267,000 cubic meters.

We also are collaborating with Cheniere on the six-train Sabine Pass Liquefaction project in Louisiana.

"Working with Cheniere to help make their vision a reality has been one of the most rewarding partnerships we’ve ever had," said Brendan Bechtel, chairman and chief executive officer of Bechtel at the event. "This spirit of partnership and teamwork is what has delivered Cheniere’s ambitious vision and produced such extraordinary results for all of the project partners and stakeholders."

Building on more than four decades of delivering LNG plants across the globe, we’ve designed and built LNG facilities in Australia, Africa, and the Americas. The rise in U.S. production of natural gas and the surging energy demand worldwide make this project ,and others like it, important to sustaining and enhancing economic development for nations around the world.

Check out the infographic below to learn more on how Bechtel delivers clean, safe energy to the world.

Read more about Bechtel’s commitment to clean energy.

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