Delfin LNG has selected Bechtel to perform front-end engineering and design (FEED) for the first US-based floating LNG (FLNG) vessel to go into service at Port Delfin.
Port Delfin is a proposed deepwater port and FLNG facility that will be located approximately 50 miles off the coastline of Cameron Parish, Louisiana, US. Upon the final investment decision (FID), Bechtel is expected to design, build and commission the FLNG vessel.
Frederick Jones, Founder of Delfin LNG, said: "Delfin is excited that we have been able to develop a strong relationship with Bechtel because we could not think of a stronger partner nor a better management and project execution team to entrust with the performance of our FEED activities. We look forward to working with Bechtel to construct and commission what will be the first floating liquefaction vessel to operate off the North American Coast."
Jack Futcher, President of Bechtel's Oil, Gas and Chemicals business unit in Houston, added: "We bring extensive engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning expertise in the LNG and offshore industries to the exciting new market of floating LNG facilities […] Our team is looking forward to working with Delfin LNG to deliver another first in the US – a world-class FLNG [vessel]."
Port Delfin will receive natural gas from the Delfin Offshore Pipeline. The FLNG vessel will be able to disconnect from the port facility and move to protected waters during a hurricane. The offshore location of the port will also significantly reduce coastal LNG carrier traffic and minimise near-shore environmental impacts.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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