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CH-IV secures Freeport LNG contract

LNG Industry,

Clough has announced that its US subsidiary CH-IV has been awarded a contract for the engineering and design to be included in Freeport LNG’s application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The application seeks authorisation to add a fourth LNG train to the Freeport LNG facility.

The first three trains are currently under construction in Texas, USA and the fourth train will add production capacity of an additional five million tpa of LNG. This will, therefore, increase the total export capacity of the Freeport facility to 20 million tpa of LNG.

The Freeport LNG import terminal originally commenced commercial regas operations in June 2008. Since then, Freeport has received FERC authorisation to add three natural gas liquefaction trains to the existing facility. Construction on this expansion commenced in late 2014. Freeport LNG submitted a pre-filing request with FERC in May 2015, to begin the environmental review of Train 4, and expects to file the formal application in November 2015.

Founder and President of CH-IV, Jeffrey Beale said he was delighted to be supporting this important project: “CH-IV is very proud of the long-standing relationship we have had with the Freeport LNG Team as they have moved from world-class LNG import operation to soon to become a world-class LNG export facility. We are honoured to be supporting Freeport’s further expansion with the fourth train.”

Mark Mallett, Freeport LNG’s Senior Vice President, Operations & Projects, reinforced the importance of CH-IV’s ongoing support: “The regulatory process can be a most exacting, time-consuming critical-path element of any project development. To keep this process under control, Freeport LNG has relied on CH-IV’s LNG expertise and experience in the area of engineering and FERC-filing support since 2009.”

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