Tellurian’s Driftwood LNG Facility Begins Construction

HOUSTON — Tellurian Inc. has issued a limited notice to proceed to Bechtel Energy Inc. under its executed engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to begin construction of phase one of the Driftwood LNG terminal, an LNG export facility near Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Tellurian's Driftwood LNG (Photo: Business Wire)

Driftwood LNG is an approximately 27.6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) liquefaction export facility. Phase one will include two LNG plants with an export capacity of up to 11 mtpa. Driftwood has received all the major permits required for construction and operation, has progressed detailed engineering to approximately 30% complete, and has finalized the purchase and lease of approximately 1,200 acres of real estate ensuring an ideal construction site with ample laydown and deepwater access for shipping.

“Energy security is a leading concern in many countries today and the United States must do our part to supply LNG to the global market as quickly as possible,” Octávio Simões, president and CEO, said. “Beginning construction now allows Tellurian to deliver upon our robust schedule for first LNG in 2026 while we complete the project financing. We are well advanced in Driftwood LNG’s detailed engineering and major equipment orders, and we have completed all the owners’ projects required for us to turn the site over to Bechtel.”

Bechtel’s first activities include demolition, civil site preparation and construction of critical foundations, and Baker Hughes will progress manufacturing two of the natural gas turbines required for phase one of the project.

“We are very proud and honored to continue our long partnership with Tellurian on the Driftwood LNG project,” Craig Albert, COO of Bechtel, said. “It is as apparent as ever that the world needs this reliable source of energy from the USA. And we are excited to now shift our focus to the field to begin construction.”


Related News


{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}