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Zachry, CB&I awarded Freeport LNG contract

LNG Industry,

Zachry Industrial, together with joint venture partners CB&I and Chiyoda International Corp., has been awarded a contract to build the third train of the Freeport LNG (FLNG) liquefaction and export facility, located on Quintana Island, near Freeport, Texas, US.

The contract is valued in excess of US$2 billion. The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) scope of work includes a double-walled, full-containment 165 000 m3 LNG storage tank, which will be supplied by CB&I. Upon completion, the three train facility will have a total export capacity in excess of 13.9 million tpy of LNG.

Regasification terminal

Zachry constructed the original Freeport regasification terminal, which was completed in 2008. Freeport LNG awarded contracts in 2013 to the joint venture between Zachry and CB&I, supported by Chiyoda, to perform project development and EPC services for the first two trains of the liquefaction project.

Following regulatory approval, construction of trains one and two began in November 2014. Chiyoda International Corp. joins the Zachry-CB&I joint venture in developing the third train, which is slated to bring the facility to its full capacity in 2019.


Steve Dedman, Zachry Senior VP and Director of Projects

“This contract is the direct result of our work on the original project and the relationships we have forged with FLNG and our partners. We work well together and value the importance of that as we engage in a project of this magnitude.”

Ralph Biediger, Zachry Construction Group President

“This is an attractive opportunity for craft workers. It also gives us a major advantage to work with seasoned Zachry employees who understand our processes and know how to work safely.”

Philip K. Asherman, CB&I President and CEO

"This award reflects on the ability of CB&I and our partners to maintain the level of excellence our customers expect, and further builds upon our strong presence along the US Gulf Coast. CB&I has a proven track record for outstanding project execution and superior safety performance, and we look forward to working with our partners and Freeport LNG to successfully complete this project."

Edited from various sources by Katie Woodward

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