Bechtel has been selected by Sempra LNG & Midstream’s wholly owned affiliate, Port Arthur LNG, LLC (Port Arthur), as the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPC) contractor for the Port Arthur liquefaction project under development in Jefferson County, Texas.
Bechtel will perform the engineering, execution planning and related activities necessary to prepare and finalize a lump-sum EPC contract for the project in accordance with the planned development schedule.
"Port Arthur LNG is one of three major LNG export projects that are an important part of our growth platform," said Joseph A. 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 M. 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 honored that Sempra has entrusted us with the opportunity to play a key role in helping them deliver energy to customers across the globe.”
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.
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.
Sempra Energy, (NYSE: SRE), based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2017 revenues of more than $11 billion. Sempra Energy is the utility holding company with the largest U.S. customer base. The Sempra Energy companies' approximately 20,000 employees serve more than 40 million consumers worldwide.
Bechtel is the global leader in the LNG industry. Through its integrated EPC model, the company has delivered 12 LNG trains and more that 50MTPA of global LNG capacity in less than four years