Freeport LNG Export Terminal Project
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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Freeport LNG
    • Dow, Zachry, Osaka Gas,
  • Website: http://www.freeportlng.com/
  • Location: Quintana Island in Texas
  • Capacity: 4.4 million tons/annum per train (Total 3)
  • Status: Planned

Brief Description

  • A three train liquifaction plant, it is to be built in stages
  • The project is a conversion of the Freeport Lng Terminal, which is a regasification terminal

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity:
  • Constructor:
    • CB&I and Zachry: Front-end engineering and design on the liquefaction terminal
    • CB&I and Zachry: Engineering and procurement services
  • GE: Supplying the main refrigeration compressors, variable-speed drive electric motors and other electrical equipment for two LNG liquefaction trains
  • Licensor: Air Products for all three trains

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • Commissioning is expected in 2016

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers: Gas is to be supplied by the Gulf South Gas Pipeline System & Tejas Gas Pipeline
  • Customers: Osaka Gas and Chubu Electric, the Japanese utilities have acquired rights to the 4.4 mtpa production capacity of the first train at Freeport over an initial 20-year term

History

  • 2011 - The project received approval from DOE to export LNG to Free Trade Agreement countries
  • 2012 - Freeport LNG and Zachry/CB&I JV Sign FEED Contract
  • 2012 - Freeport LNG Signs 20-Year Liquefaction Tolling Agreements With Osaka Gas And Chubu Electric
  • 2013 - Energy Department Authorizes Export of LNG
  • 2013 - Freeport LNG Signs 20-Year Liquefaction Tolling Agreements With SK And Toshiba
  • 2013 - EPC contract signed
  • 2014 - Draft EIA report published
  • 2014 - Final EIA report given by FERC
  • 2015 - Financing completed for the 3rd train

Other Information

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Relevant Links

  1. Macquarie Energy and Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. to Jointly Develop U.S. LNG Export Project
  2. Freeport LNG’s Liquefaction and Export Project
  3. Freeport LNG and Zachry/CB&I JV Sign FEED Contract for Development of Freeport Liquefaction Project
  4. Freeport LNG Signs 20-Year Liquefaction Tolling Agreements With Osaka Gas And Chubu Electric
  5. Energy Department Authorizes Second Proposed Facility To Export Liquefied Natural Gas
  6. Freeport LNG Signs 20-Year Liquefaction Tolling Agreement With SK E&S LNG
  7. Freeport LNG Signs 20-Year Liquefaction Tolling Agreement With Toshiba Corporation
  8. CB&I Awarded Contract for LNG Liquefaction Terminal
  9. FERC Staff Issues Draft Environmental Impact Statement on Freeport LNG
  10. FERC issues final Environmental Impact Statement on the Liquefaction and Phase II Modification
  11. Freeport LNG Selects GE for Major North American LNG Export Project
  12. Air Products’ LNG Technology and Equipment Selected for Freeport Terminal Facility
  13. Freeport LNG Closes Financing And Commences Construction Of Initial Two Natural Gas Liquefaction Trains
  14. Freeport LNG Closes Financing and Starts Construction of Third Liquefaction Train
  15. Air Products’ LNG Technology and Equipment Picked Again for Freeport LNG Terminal Facility

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