Tellurian issues approval to Bechtel to begin construction of Driftwood LNG


Tellurian has issued approval to enable Bechtel Energy in relation to its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to commence construction of the first phase of Driftwood LNG Terminal, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Louisiana, US.

Tellurian president and CEO Octávio Simões said, “Energy security is a top concern in many countries today, and the United States needs to work together to get LNG to the global market as quickly as possible. The start of construction now allows Tellurian to meet our solid schedule for first LNG in 2026, while we complete project financing. We are well advanced with detailed engineering and major equipment orders from Driftwood LNG, and have completed all owner projects required to hand over the site to Bechtel.”

Bechtel chief operating officer Craig Albert said, “We are very proud and honored to continue our long partnership with Tellurian on the Driftwood LNG project. It is more evident than ever that the world needs this reliable source of energy from the United States. And we are delighted to now focus on the land to begin construction”.

Bechtel Energy president Paul Marsden said: “We are excited to continue our long-standing partnership with Tellurian as we bring cleaner, more affordable energy to communities around the world. We are honored to help bring their vision to fruition, beginning major fieldwork on a project of this magnitude,” added, President of.

The early activities of Bechtel regarding the project include demolition, civil site preparation and construction of essential foundations.

Baker Hughes will continue to manufacture two of the natural gas turbines needed for Phase I of the project.

Driftwood LNG is an around 27.6 mtpa liquefaction export facility.

Its Phase I will include two LNG plants, with an export capacity of up to 11mtpa.

Driftwood has secured all major approval needed for construction and operation. The purchase and lease of around 1,200 acres of real estate has also been completed.


Image: Driftwood LNG is an around 27.6 mtpa liquefaction export facility. Credit: Mohamed Aly from Pixabay.

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