Bechtel bags FEED contract forfirst floating LNG unit in US

Bechtel bags FEED contract for the first floating LNG unit in US

4:41 PM, 5th August 2015
Bechtel bags FEED contract for the first floating LNG unit in US

HOUSTON, US: Bechtel Corporation (Bechtel Group) said it has been selected by Delfin LNG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fairwood Peninsula Energy Corp, to perform front-end engineering and design for the first US-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, Louisiana. Delfin LNG’s project will be the first offshore floating natural gas liquefaction facility in the US. Bechtel is expected to design, build and commission the FLNGV.

“We look forward to working with Bechtel to construct and commission what will be the first floating liquefaction vessel to operate off the North American Coast,” said Frederick Jones, founder of Delfin LNG.

“We bring extensive engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning expertise in the LNG and offshore industries to the exciting new market of floating LNG facilities,” said Jack Futcher, president of Bechtel’s oil, gas and chemicals business unit in Houston.

Port Delfin will receive natural gas from the Delfin Offshore Pipeline. FLNGV will be able to disconnect from the port facility and move to protected waters during a hurricane. The offshore location of the port will significantly reduce coastal LNG carrier traffic and minimize near-shore environmental impacts.

Bechtel is the global leader in the LNG industry. The company is responsible for about a third of the world’s LNG liquefaction capacity under construction, it said.

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