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Bechtel confirms Corpus Christi notice to proceed

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Bechtel has confirmed that it has received the notice to proceed with the construction of two liquefaction trains at the Corpus Christi Liquefaction project in Texas, USA.

The announcement follows the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) decision to grant the LNG project final export authorisation, and Cheniere Energy Inc’s recent statement confirming that it has made a positive final investment decision (FID) on the liquefaction project.

Jack Futcher, President of Bechtel's Oil, Gas and Chemicals business unit, said: "Cheniere is developing unprecedented natural gas liquefaction capacity in the United States, and we appreciate the opportunity to continue our successful collaboration […] Our teams are looking forward to working with Cheniere to deliver another world-class LNG facility building on Bechtel's extensive global expertise."

The Corpus Christi Liquefaction project is designed for up to three trains with expected aggregate nominal production capacity of approximately 13.5 million tpy. The LNG project will include three LNG storage tanks, two LNG carrier docks and a 22 mile, 48 in. natural gas supply pipeline. The first train is expected to start operations as early as 2018, with the second train expected to commence operations approximately six to nine months thereafter.

America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) recently welcomed the DOE’s decision to grant final approval to the Corpus Christi LNG export facility.

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