Sempra Infrastructure amends contract with Bechtel

27 October 2022

The proposed Port Arthur LNG Project is expected to include up to two natural gas liquefaction trains capable of producing, under optimal conditions, up to approximately 13.5 mtpa. (Photo: Sempra.)

Sempra Infrastructure has amended its contract with Bechtel for fixed-price engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract of the proposed Phase 1 liquefaction project planned for Jefferson County, Texas.

The amended contract includes an updated price of about $10.5 billion.

“We are excited to achieve this milestone with Bechtel. The execution of the final contract is a critical step in advancing Phase 1 of Port Arthur LNG toward a final investment decision,” said Justin Bird, CEO of Sempra Infrastructure. “Based on robust customer interest, we know that Port Arthur LNG is highly attractive to the global market and we look forward to providing customers with access to secure, abundant and reliable U.S. LNG.”

Under the EPC contract, Bechtel will perform the detailed engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, startup, performance testing and operator training activities for Phase 1 of the project.

The Port Arthur LNG Phase 1 project is permitted and expected to include two natural gas liquefaction trains and LNG storage tanks, and associated facilities capable of producing, under optimal conditions, up to approximately 13.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG. A similarly sized Port Arthur LNG Phase 2 project is also competitively positioned and under active marketing and development.

Earlier this year, Sempra Infrastructure announced the substantial completion of marketing for Phase 1 of the proposed Port Arthur LNG Project with the signing of a series of non-binding agreements with the Polish Oil & Gas Company (PGNiG), RWE Supply & Trading, INEOS Energy Trading Ltd., and ConocoPhillips.

Development of Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Port Arthur LNG project is contingent upon completing the required commercial agreements, securing all necessary permits, obtaining financing, and reaching an affirmative final investment decision, among other factors.

“We are delighted to continue our partnership with Sempra Infrastructure to deliver cleaner and more affordable energy to communities around the world. Alongside Sempra Infrastructure, Bechtel is ready to continue active construction in the Gulf Coast and bring more opportunities to the local region,” added Paul Marsden, President of Bechtel Energy.

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