KBR named lead contractor for first phase of Plaquemines LNG

Venture Global 's Plaquemines LNG (Courtesy Venture Global)

KBR Inc. has won the engineering, procurement and construction contract as lead contractor for Phase 1 of the Plaquemines LNG export project under development in Plaquemines Parish, developer Venture Global LNG announced.

“KBR has an exceptional record in the LNG industry, having designed and delivered approximately a third of the liquefaction capacity worldwide,” Venture Global Executive Co-Chairman and CEO Mike Sabel said in a written statement. “They recognize that our innovation of mid-scale, modular trains manufactured in a factory setting and delivered complete to site is revolutionizing this industry.”

Under the EPC contract KBR will integrate highly modularized, owner-furnished equipment for the Plaquemines facility, which will be located along the Mississippi River south of New Orleans. Boasting a nameplate liquefaction capacity of 10 million tonnes per annum, Plaquemines LNG will use systems identical to those already delivered and installed at Venture Global’s Calcasieu Pass project in southwestern Louisiana.

The Plaquemines LNG project has received all required regulatory approvals and has signed binding 20-year offtake agreements with PGNiG (2.5 MTPA) and EDF (1 MTPA) for 3.5 MTPA of the project’s capacity.

“As we approach the commencement of early site works for Plaquemines LNG,” Executive Co-Chairman Bob Pender says, “we are excited to use the experience gained at Calcasieu Pass—where we are already connecting our first liquefaction trains—to further improve upon the successful approach we’ve developed.”

Venture Global LNG is developing 50 MTPA of production capacity in Louisiana.