Tellurian lets EPC contract for Driftwood LNG

Tellurian Inc. and Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals Inc. signed four fixed-price, lump-sum turnkey agreements totaling $15.2 billion for the engineering, procurement, and construction of Driftwood LNG, an LNG export plant proposed in Carlyss, La., on the west bank of the Calcasieu River.

Tellurian Inc. and Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals Inc. signed four fixed-price, lump-sum turnkey agreements totaling $15.2 billion for the engineering, procurement, and construction of Driftwood LNG, an LNG export plant proposed in Carlyss, La., on the west bank of the Calcasieu River. Driftwood LNG includes:

• Twenty 1.38 million-tonne/year liquefaction trains using Chart Industries’ integrated precooled single mixed refrigerant process and GE refrigeration compressors.

• Three 235,000-cu m full containment LNG storage tanks.

• Three marine loading berths.

Bechtel will build Driftwood LNG in four phases, beginning operations on a staggered basis:

• Phase 1: Up to 11 million tpy from 8 trains, Storage Tanks 1 and 2, Loading Berth 1, and related utilities.

• Phase 2: Up to 5.5 million tpy from 4 trains, Loading Berth 2, and related utilities.

• Phase 3: Up to 5.5 million tpy from 4 trains, Storage Tank 3, Loading Berth 3, and related utilities.

• Phase 4: Up to 5.5 million tpy from 4 trains. and related utilities.

Driftwood described the $550/tonne EPC cost as one of the lowest worldwide. The company expects Phase 1 to enter service in 2022, with all phases operational by 2025.

Driftwood Pipeline LLC is investigating development of a pipeline to supply the plant. The proposed 96-mile line would carry 4 bcfd of natural gas, using 74 miles of 48-in. OD pipe, 11 miles of 42-in. OD, and 11 miles of 36-in. OD. The pipeline would also include 3.5 miles of 30-in. OD lateral, 3 compressor stations (CS 01 Gillis in Calcasieu Parish, CS 02 Basille in Acadia Parish, and CS 03 Mamou in Evangeline Parish), and 13 interconnects.

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