Bechtel News

05 Jul 2019

Corpus Christi Train 2 Delivers 1st LNG Cargo

Image: Cheniere Energy

Bechtel Corporation and Cheniere Energy  have completed the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) commissioning cargo from Train 2 at the Corpus Christi Liquefaction (CCL) export terminal in Texas, US.A joint press release from the firms said that through the partnership they have now delivered seven LNG trains at two sites on the U.S. Gulf Coast since 2015.“We are pleased to have achieved another key milestone, LNG First Cargo, on the Corpus Christi Liquefaction Train 2, as part of the Commissioning and Startup process.

03 Jun 2019

Cheniere to build LA Sabine LNG Export Train

Cheniere's Sabine Pass export terminal. CREDIT: Cheniere

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) company Cheniere Energy Inc said on Monday it will build the sixth liquefaction train at its Sabine Pass LNG export terminal in Louisiana.Cheniere also said it expects to make a positive final investment decision as early as 2020 to add about 9.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of additional liquefaction capacity at its Corpus Christi LNG export terminal in Texas.Natural gas use is growing rapidly around the world as countries, like China, seek to wean their industrial and power sectors off dirtier coal. Cheniere is the biggest supplier of U.S.

30 May 2019

Bechtel Bags Rio Grande LNG EPC Deal

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US project management services provider Bechtel has won the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts totaling $9.565 billion for the LNG export project developer NextDecade-led Rio Grande liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in the US.The fully wrapped lump-sum turnkey (LSTK) EPC contracts include cost, schedule, and performance guarantees, NextDecade said in its statement.The EPC contracts are for the first phase of the Rio Grande LNG project, which consists of three liquefaction trains…

08 May 2019

Tellurian to Decide on Louisiana Driftwood LNG Project in 2019

Tellurian Inc confirmed on Wednesday it still plans to make a final investment decision to build its proposed $30 billion Driftwood liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Louisiana in 2019:* The company, in a first-quarter earnings statement, said it was on track to make a final investment decision in 2019, start construction in 2019 and begin operations in 2023.* Driftwood is designed to produce 27.6 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of LNG or about 4 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd) of natural gas. One billion cubic feet of gas is enough to fuel about 5 million U.S. homes for a day.* The company has said the first phase will likely comprise 16.6 MTPA.* Driftwood is one of more than a dozen U.S.

03 May 2019

DOE Approves Port Arthur LNG Project

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the signing of a long-term order authorizing the export of domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Sempra Energy’s Port Arthur LNG export project to be built in Port Arthur, Texas. The U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry signed the authorization allowing Port Arthur LNG to export approximately 13.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of LNG to countries that do not have a free-trade agreement (FTA) with the U.S. during the first U.S.-EU Energy Council High-Level Energy Forum in Brussels…

23 Apr 2019

NextDecade Receives EPC Bid Packages

Rio Grande LNG. Image: NextDecade

NextDecade Corporation, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) development company focused onLNG export projects and associated pipelines in the State of Texas, announced that it has received bid packages from each of Bechtel Oil, Gas, and Chemicals, Inc. and Fluor Corporation.Both the companies are two of the global LNG market’s leading engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors.The technical and commercial bid packages, which were received on-schedule, are for fully wrapped lump-sum turnkey (LSTK) EPC contracts for NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG export project in Brownsville…

13 Mar 2019

LNG Majors Okay MHPS Gas Turbine

MHPS H-100 Gas Turbine. Image: MHI Group

The engineering and manufacturing giant Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group (MHI Group) said it has completed successive technical qualification, conducted by oil majors and engineering companies on Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems’ 120MW H-100 Gas Turbine.To date, major LNG players, including ExxonMobil, Shell, Total, along with key engineering contractors such as Bechtel, have all completed extensive qualification studies on Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems' 120MW H-100 Gas Turbine…

11 Mar 2019

Cheniere Completes 5th LNG Train at Sabine Pass

Sabine Pass LNG Terminal. Image: Cheniere Energy

Texas-based Cheniere Energy Partners said that that Substantial Completion of Train 5 of the Sabine Pass liquefaction project in Cameron Parish, Louisiana (the "SPL Project") was achieved on March 7, 2019."Commissioning has been completed and Cheniere Partners’ EPC partner Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals has turned over care, custody, and control of Train 5 to Cheniere Partners," it said.Under sale and purchase agreements (SPAs) with Centrica plc and Total Gas & Power North America…

05 Mar 2019

Cheniere's First LNG Train Almost Complete

Image: Cheniere Energy

Cheniere Energy and Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals said that they have achieved substantial completion of Train 1 of the Corpus Christi LNG Project.Commissioning is wrapped up and Bechtel has turned over care, custody, and control of Train 1 to Cheniere Energy.Jack Fusco – President and CEO of Cheniere said: “Train 1 at Corpus Christi has achieved Substantial Completion, becoming the first liquefaction train placed into operation at a greenfield liquefaction facility in the lower 48 states.Bechtel won the engineering…

15 Nov 2018

Bechtel, Cheniere Fires Up Corpus Christi LNG Production

Corpus Christi LNG. Image: Cheniere Energy

The the largest construction company in the United States Bechtel has joined its customer Cheniere Energy to announce production of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Corpus Christi Liquefaction project in Texas.The leader in project management, engineering, procurement, and construction said in a press release that this production train at the Corpus Christi project is the latest of six trains that Bechtel has delivered with Cheniere at two sites on the U.S. Gulf Coast.The Sabine Pass Liquefaction project in Louisiana produced the first LNG from that site’s fifth train last week…

27 Jun 2018

Woodside Mulls Texas Sempra LNG Exit

The chief executive officer of Woodside Petroleum Ltd said on Tuesday that Australia's biggest independent oil and natural gas company will soon decide whether to continue to invest in Sempra Energy's Port Arthur liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Texas. "We've got to make some decisions pretty soon about our continued pursuit (of Port Arthur) with Sempra," said Coleman, noting that Woodside has been paying part of the project's development costs. "What we've been doing is just paying our way (with Port Arthur), and whether that is going to give us an adequate return, I would say today that is very challenged," Coleman said.

23 Apr 2018

Cheniere Mulls Third Liquefaction Train at Corpus Christi

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U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) company Cheniere Energy Inc said it planned to make a final investment decision to build the third liquefaction train at its Corpus Christi LNG export facility in Texas in the first half of 2018:Cheniere said on Friday its Cheniere Corpus Christi Holdings LLC subsidiary engaged financial institutions to arrange up to $6.4 billion of credit facilities. The unit already has about $4.6 billion of existing credit facilities.Cheniere said it will use the credit facilities to fund a portion of the costs of developing…

14 Oct 2017

Cheniere Partners Completes Train 4 at the Sabine Pass LNG

Loading of the first commissioning cargo at the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal - February 2016. File Photo: Cheniere Energy, Inc.

Cheniere Energy Partners has announced that Substantial Completion of Train 4 of the Sabine Pass liquefaction project in Cameron Parish, Louisiana (SPL Project) was achieved on October 9, 2017. Commissioning has been completed and Cheniere Partners' EPC partner Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals has turned over care, custody, and control of Train 4 to Cheniere Partners. Under a sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with GAIL (India) Limited, the date of first commercial delivery for Train 4 of the SPL Project is expected to occur in March 2018, upon which the SPA's 20-year term commences.

10 Feb 2016

Sydney Deep Water Port Project Named NOVAPORTE

The Harbor Port Development Partners (HPDP) and the Port of Sydney announce the new brand for Sydney’s new container terminal: NOVAPORTE and its adjacent logistics park NOVAZONE. “The name reflects the international nature of our project”, said Albert Barbusci, Chief Executive Officer of HPDP. “NOVA is Latin for new and port is spelled with an E to recognize that this will be both a gateway and transshipment hub”, he added. The adjacent Logistics Park will be known as NOVAZONE. Both will operate within a recognized Foreign Trade Zone. Sydney has set aside nearly 2,000 acres for development of this project. The harbor is dredged down 16.5 meters and can accommodate even the largest Ultra Large Container Vessels.

22 Oct 2015

VOOPS: Venice Offshore Onshore Port System

An artist’s rendering of the completed VOOPS project offshore port.  (Image credit: Venice Port Authority)

The New York Times once called Venice “undoubtedly the most beautiful city built by man.” But as beautiful as Venice might be, it is still a port city struggling to compete in a global economy, and beauty doesn’t attract Ultra Large Container Vessels (UCLV). Port of Venice authorities hope that its ambitious new offshore-onshore port project might do just that. The Venice Offshore Onshore Port System (VOOPS) was born out of necessity. The Venetian government made it a goal to…

16 Oct 2015

Bechtel Joins World Ocean Council

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The global engineering, project management and construction company, Bechtel has become a member of the World Ocean Council (WOC), the international business alliance for Corporate Ocean Responsibility. Bechtel brings considerable experience and expertise in the design, engineering and construction of sustainable ports and coastal infrastructure. The company has worked on more than 80 ports and coastal projects around the world. Its projects include Khalifa Port (UAE), Jamnagar Refinery and Port Complex (India) and Jubail Industrial City and Port (Saudi Arabia).

06 Aug 2015

Bechtel to Design America's First FLNG

Curtis Island LNG, Queensland, Australia. Photo: Bechtel Corporation

The first U.S.-based  floating liquefied natural gas vessel (FLNGV) moved closer to reality after engineering giant Bechtel agreed to design and engineer the project. Bechtel has been selected by Delfin LNG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fairwood Peninsula Energy, to perform front-end engineering and design for the floating FLNGV to go into service at Port Delfin. Port Delfin is a proposed deepwater port and floating LNG facility that will be located approximately 50 miles off the coastline of Cameron Parish, Louisiana.

05 Aug 2015

Bechtel Wins Contract for US' First FLNG Facility

Bechtel announced it has been selected by Delfin LNG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fairwood Peninsula Energy Corporation, to perform front-end engineering and design for the first U.S.-based floating liquefied natural gas vessel (FLNGV) to go into service at Port Delfin. Port Delfin is a proposed deepwater port and floating LNG facility that will be located approximately 50 miles off the coastline of Cameron Parish, La. Delfin LNG's project will be the first offshore floating natural gas liquefaction facility in the United States. Upon the final investment decision, Bechtel is expected to design, build and commission the FLNGV. Frederick Jones…

13 Jul 2015

BG Ships First LNG from QCLNG, Australia

BG Group ships first LNG from QCLNG Train 2 in Australia

BG Group plc today announces it has started up and loaded its first LNG from the second production train at the Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) facility in Australia. The first LNG from Train 2 set sail on the Maran Gas Posidonia. At plateau production, expected mid-2016, both trains at QCLNG will be producing enough LNG to load ten vessels per month combined, exporting around eight million tonnes per year. Since production from the first train commenced in December 2014, 27 cargoes have been shipped.

27 Jun 2015

EnQuest Appoints Holland as Non-Ex Director

"EnQuest is its people"

EnQuest PLC has appointed Phil Holland as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 August 2015. Phil has very significant international project management experience in the energy sector, in particular in oil & gas. He held a number of senior positions at the Shell Group, including that of Executive Vice President, Shell Projects and Technology. Prior to Shell, Phil led the management of large scale Oil & Gas projects in a range of international locations for the Bechtel Corporation. James Buckee, Chairman of EnQuest, “I am delighted to welcome Phil to EnQuest as a Non-Executive Director.

14 Jan 2015

Are Offshore Ports the Future?

(Photo: DEME, Belgium)

The benefits of offshore ports in the U.S. In many parts of the world, offshore ports are a good solution for meeting the requirements of the rapid changes in the international container and bulk shipping industry. Bigger ships, changing routes and destinations require larger and deeper ports, which port owners and operators can be confident will be capable of handling ever-increasing sizes of vessels for many years to come. One of the major challenges in the current container shipping industry is to bundle and organize capacity in the most economical way.

15 Oct 2014

Crowley Christens New Ocean Class Tugboat

Photo: Crowley

As part of the company's new vessel build program, Crowley Maritime Corp. christened the latest of its four tugboats in the ocean class series, Ocean Sun, today in Lake Charles. The ceremony served to formally welcome the fourth dynamic positioning 2 (DP2) tugboat to the company’s expanded ocean towing fleet, which has been involved in most of the major offshore oil production installations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico over the past 18 months. Todd Busch, senior vice president and general manager of Crowley’s solutions group, opened the ceremony to approximately 80 guests.

10 Sep 2014

Date for Diary: BlueTech & Blue Economy Summit & Expo

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The Maritime Alliance promotes the 6th Annual event Novemeber 12-13, 2014 at the McMillin Companies Event Center in San Diego, CA  as a unique opportunity to understand trends, network with leaders from the public and private sector, see innovative technologies by the exhibitors, and identify possible partners. Recent studies are helping us understand the size and dynamic nature of the Blue Economy and particularly the BlueTech sector that is enabling us to explore, measure and develop ocean industries like never before.

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