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Cameron LNG awards EPC work to CB&I, Chiyoda for export facilities

03.18.2014  | 

Cameron LNG awarded a contract valued at approximately $6 billion to CB&I and Chiyoda. The scope of work includes EPC for the gas liquefaction and export facilities at the existing LNG regasification facility.


CB&I and Chiyoda have been awarded a contract valued at approximately $6 billion by Cameron LNG to construct the Cameron liquefaction project in Hackberry, Louisiana.

The scope of work includes engineering, procurement and construction for the addition of natural gas liquefaction and export facilities to the existing LNG regasification facility. 

"With more than 50 years of experience in the LNG industry, CB&I has a long history of successfully executing LNG projects all over the world," said Philip K. Asherman, CB&I's CEO. "This new award builds on our strong presence along the United States Gulf Coast, including Louisiana. This project will utilize a large number of engineering and construction craft workers, and we feel fortunate to be able to contribute to both the growth in jobs and the infrastructure in the state."

The Cameron LNG project will be comprised of three liquefaction trains with a nameplate capacity of approximately 13.5 MMtpa of LNG. In February 2014, Cameron received conditional authorization from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to export domestically produced LNG to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the US, including those in Europe and Asia.

"Chiyoda is a leading contractor for designing and constructing LNG plants, accounting for more than 40% of the world's total LNG production capacity," said Shogo Shibuya, Chiyoda's CEO. "Chiyoda has been accelerating its involvement in the development of LNG projects in North America, based on its innovative plant design and world class project execution capabilities, with a relentless drive for safety and contributing to the local community."

Subject to a final investment decision, finalization of permits and securing financing, Sempra Energy will have an indirect 50.2% ownership interest in Cameron and the related liquefaction project. 

The remaining portion of Cameron and the related liquefaction project will be owned by affiliates of GDF SUEZ, Mitsubishi (through a related company jointly established with Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha) and Mitsui, each with 16.6% stakes.

"The selection of CB&I and Chiyoda as contractors represents another significant milestone in the development of Cameron LNG liquefaction export project," said Octavio M. Simoes, Sempra LNG's president. 

"The EPC companies we've selected have the qualifications to build large liquefaction and energy infrastructure projects as well as a firm commitment to support our project's neighbors in southwest Louisiana."

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Elizabeth Banks

I think its VERY interesting how a CB&I management employee has signed a petition to "boycott" Japanese owned companies. http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/stop-whaling-boycott-japanese-owned-companies/signatures.html


Curious when FID is slated and if FERC approval has been reached? Also, curious to know what stage the project financing is in?

thank you


Two more milestones left until the project is shovel ready - FERC approval and FID.
No sure what the mindset of these terminal owners are - make a big news event that the contract is in place in the hopes of pressuring the US government to expedite the regulatory work, and then work in background to get financing from the Japanese to pay off these EPC contractors?

Or go the route of GM / Ford financing department - get a loan from CB&I to build the project (warren buffet and personally write the check), and then pay back CB&I with interest once the plant is operational?

Doug McNeish

Please have Jason Reed consult Chiyoda & CB&I Houston to gain project intelligence determine who has the process scope. Request feedback from him by April 4.

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