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Bechtel awarded EPC contract for Rio Grande LNG project

May 29, 2019
Bechtel recently was awarded the EPC contract for the first phase of the Rio Grande LNG project. 

Bechtel recently was awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by NextDecade for the first phase of the Rio Grande liquefied natural gas (LNG) project. 

The project will consist of three liquefication trains, two 180,000-cubic-meter storage tanks and two marine berths. There also is an opportunity to build an additional storage tank and LNG truck loading facilities, Bechtel said.

“Our LNG team is building on a proven track record of delivering world-class projects that help our customers bring an important energy source to the global economy,” said Darren Mort, Bechtel’s LNG general manager. “Our milestones are a testament to what the industry can accomplish with innovative approaches to technical challenges, and collaboration between owners, contractors, suppliers and local communities.”

Bechtel says it has delivered 14 large-scale LNG production trains around the world for Cheniere, Shell, Chevron, Santos and ConocoPhillips since 2015.

Today, Bechtel-built facilities produce more than 30% of the world’s LNG capacity, the company claimed. These facilities are now supplying about 67.2 million tons of LNG each year to global energy markets, or enough energy to power more than 85 million homes.