Technip to provide FEED for LNG liquefaction project in Louisiana
Mary Page Bailey
Technip (Paris, France; www.technip.com) was awarded the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for Trunkline LNG Export, LLC’s potential expansion of the existing liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal located in Lake Charles, Louisiana.The potential expansion project includes a LNG liquefaction plant, with a total export capacity of up to approximately 15 million metric tons per year (m.t./yr), so that a portion of the vast additional supplies of natural gas produced from shale gas fields across the US can be exported to international markets. The total liquefaction capacity could be achieved through up to three identical trains, with associated utilities and offsite facilities as well as the re-use of the existing LNG offloading, storage and marine facilities. Air Products has been selected to supply its C3MR liquefaction process technology for this FEED study.Technip’s operating center in Houston will execute the contract with the support from the Group’s center in Paris, France. It is scheduled for completion during the first half of 2014.