Cheniere Energy Inc. subsidiary Cheniere Corpus Christi Liquefaction Stage III LLC (CCL Stage III) has let a lump sum, turnkey, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Bechtel for the Corpus Christi Stage III project. CCL Stage III has released Bechtel to begin early engineering, procurement, and other site work at the project under a limited notice to proceed.
The Corpus Christi Stage III project is a fully permitted project consisting of up to seven midscale trains, each with an expected liquefaction capacity of about 1.49 million tonnes/year (tpy) with a total production capacity over 10 million tpy, bringing Corpus Christi LNG’s total capacity to 25 million tpy. The project is commercially underpinned by long-term agreements with creditworthy counterparties, the company said (OGJ Online, Feb. 25, 2022).
The work advances the LNG project toward final investment decision (FID), expected this summer, said Jack Fusco, Cheniere’s president and chief executive officer in a Mar. 7 release. The project is expected to begin providing customers with LNG starting in 2025, he continued.