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Driftwood LNG project makes progress

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Tellurian Inc. and Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Inc. have entered into four fixed price, lump sum turnkey agreements totalling US$15.2 billion. The agreements concern the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of Driftwood LNG, an LNG export facility proposed near Lake Charles, Louisiana, US.

Driftwood LNG includes:

  • 20 liquefaction units, each expected to produce up to 1.38 million tpy of LNG.
  • Liquefaction technology from Chart Industries' Integrated Pre-cooled Single Mixed Refrigerant (IPSMR®) process.
  • 20 GE refrigeration compressors, each driven by GE aero derivative natural gas turbines.
  • Three 235 000 m3 full containment LNG storage tanks.
  • Three marine loading berths.

The LNG export facility will be constructed in four phases, with each phase beginning operations on a staggered basis:

  • Phase one: Up to 11 million tpy of LNG from eight units, storage tanks 1 and 2, loading berth 1 and related utilities.
  • Phase two: Up to 5.5 million tpy of LNG from four units, loading berth 2 and related utilities.
  • Phase three: Up to 5.5 million tpy of LNG from four units, storage tank 3, loading berth 3 and related utilities.
  • Phase four: Up to 5.5 million tpy of LNG from four units and related utilities.

President and CEO of Tellurian, Meg Gentle, commented: "The agreements with Bechtel guarantee performance and secure the EPC cost of Driftwood LNG at US$550/t, one of the lowest cost liquefaction construction projects worldwide. Execution of the lump sum, turnkey EPC agreements concludes 18 months of open collaboration among Bechtel, Chart Industries, GE and Tellurian.”

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