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
"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
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
"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
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