SCT&E LNG has appointed John Siffert as its President of Engineering and Construction for the development of its liquefaction and export terminal on Monkey Island, in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, USA.
SCT&E has confirmed that Mr Siffert will lead the company’s team in finalising the selection of a liquefaction technology. He will also direct the project through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approval, and ultimately the engineering and construction phases.
Greg Michaels, CEO of SCT&E LNG, said: "We are so pleased to have John on board. His experience, knowledge, and industry relationships in the LNG world are priceless.”
Mr Siffert has over 15 years of experience in the LNG industry, most recently in the capacity as Vice President/Project Director for Gas Monetization at Foster Wheeler, where he led the due diligence for two major LNG projects: Blackstone's equity investment into Cheniere's Sabine Pass liquefaction facility and Global Infrastructure Partner's US$ 850 million equity investment into Freeport LNG.
Mr Siffert was the senior participant for the FERC and front end and engineering design (FEED) stages, as Foster Wheeler's project sponsor for Sempra's Cameron LNG export facility. He was also a strong contributor to the Cameron LNG facility during the EPC evaluation and negotiation process.
Prior to his position at Foster Wheeler, Mr Siffert worked in an executive capacity for Kvaerner E&C, formerly Aker Solutions/Aker Kvaerner, where he led global efforts to ensure that the onshore and offshore LNG projects were executed and consistent with business objectives, execution strategies, and client requirements. Mr Siffert also led the internal team that negotiated and finalised other large LNG projects, such as Adriatic LNG (Port Levante, Italy) and Gulf LNG (Pascagoula, MS).
Mr Siffert said of the move: "It's an excellent time in my life to apply my knowledge and put my heart and soul into a project that's located in my home state of Louisiana. I evaluated many potential LNG opportunities, but after researching and understanding the site on Monkey Island and getting to know the values and vision of SCT&E LNG, I knew I had found the right fit."
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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