The proposed Port Arthur LNG project is expected to include up to two natural gas liquefaction trains capable of producing, under optimum conditions, up to approximately 13.5 mtpa. (Photo: Sempra.)

Sempra Infrastructure has amended its contract with Bechtel for the fixed-price engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the Phase 1 liquefaction project proposed for Jefferson County, Texas.

The amended contract includes an updated price of approximately $10.5 billion.

“We are delighted to take this step with Bechtel. The execution of the final contract is a critical step in advancing Port Arthur LNG Phase 1 towards a final investment decision,” said Justin Bird, CEO of Sempra Infrastructure. “Based on continued customer interest, we know that Port Arthur LNG is very attractive to the global market and we look forward to providing our customers with access to safe, abundant and reliable US LNG.”

Under the EPC contract, Bechtel will perform detailed engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, start-up, performance testing and operator training for Phase 1 of the project.

The Port Arthur LNG Phase 1 project is authorized and is expected to include two natural gas liquefaction trains and LNG storage tanks, together with associated facilities capable of producing, under optimal conditions, up to approximately 13.5 million tonnes per year (mtpa) of LNG. A Port Arthur LNG Phase 2 project of similar size is also competitively positioned and is being actively marketed and developed.

Earlier this year, Sempra Infrastructure announced the substantial completion of the commercialization of phase 1 of the Port Arthur LNG project with the signing of a series of non-binding agreements with the Polish oil and gas company (PGNiG), RWE Supply & Trading, INEOS Energy Trading Ltd. and Conoco Phillips.

The development of Phases 1 and 2 of the Port Arthur LNG project is dependent on the conclusion of the required commercial agreements, the receipt of all necessary permits, the securing of financing and the making of a positive final investment decision. , among other factors.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with Sempra Infrastructure to bring cleaner, more affordable energy to communities around the world. Alongside Sempra Infrastructure, Bechtel is ready to continue active construction on the Gulf Coast and provide more opportunities for the local region,” added Paul Marsden, President of Bechtel Energy.

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