By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Feb. 16 -- Sempra Energy unit Sempra LNG, San Diego, Calif., has awarded a $500 million engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to BMVT consortium led by Black & Veatch Corp., Kansas City, Mo., for Sempra's Energia Costa Azul LNG receiving terminal 14 miles north of Ensenada, Mex.
The BMVT consortium also includes Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan, Vinci Construction Grands Projets of France, and Techint SA de CV of Mexico.
The LNG terminal, capable of receiving 7.6 million tonnes/year of LNG and processing 1 bcfd of natural gas, will encompass an LNG jetty, unloading facilities, LNG storage tanks, and regasification facilities. The terminal will be the first located on the Pacific Coast of North America (OGJ Online, Jan. 28, 2005).
Black & Veatch and Techint will undertake terminal design and construction, including LNG regasification and LNG unloading facilities. Mitsubishi and Vinci Construction will construct two aboveground LNG storage tanks, each having a storage capacity of 160,000 cu m. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2008.
LNG will be imported from LNG loading terminals in Sakhalin, Russia, and Tangguh, Indonesia. The terminal will supply gas for electric power generation and household use throughout Baja California.