FERC OKs early site work at Venture Global Louisiana Plaquemines LNG

Venture Global 's Plaquemines LNG (Courtesy Venture Global)

Venture Global LNG received permission on Oct. 29 to start early site work on the company’s proposed Plaquemines export plant, reports Reuters. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved Venture Global’s request to start clearing activities north of the levee at Plaquemines, located about 20 miles south of New Orleans.

Plaquemines will likely be the first and possibly the only U.S. LNG export project to go forward in 2021 after no U.S. projects started in 2020 and a record number of North American projects started in 2019.

Venture Global was still waiting for the FERC to approve its request to start installing piles and pile caps for a heavy haul bridge that will allow transport of modules from offloading facilities on the Mississippi River.

In April, Venture Global said construction firm Zachry Group would work with engineering firm KBR Inc. to build the first phase at Plaquemine. The venture, called KZJV, would install modular liquefaction trains at Plaquemines that are similar to systems being put in place at Venture Global’s Calcasieu Pass LNG plant in Louisiana. Read the entire story.