Sempra Infrastructure, a subsidiary of Sempra, has entered into a heads of agreement (HOA) with affiliates of partners TotalEnergies SE, Mitsui & Co., and Japan LNG Investment LLC, a company jointly owned by Mitsubishi Corp. and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) Line, for development of the Cameron LNG Phase 2 liquefaction plant in Hackberry, La. Phase 2 will add a fourth train (6.75-million tonne/year (tpy)) to the plant and debottleneck the three existing 4.5-million tpy trains, bringing total capacity to more than 20.25 million tpy.
The HOA allocates Sempra 50.2% of projected fourth-train production capacity and 25% of projected debottlenecking capacity under tolling agreements, with the remaining capacity allocated equally to existing Cameron LNG Phase 1 customers. Sempra plans to sell its LNG under long-term agreements before taking final investment decision.
Sempra Infrastructure also awarded two front-end engineering design (FEED) contracts for Cameron LNG Phase 2, one to Bechtel Energy Inc. and one to a joint venture between JGC America Inc. and Zachry Industrial Inc. At the conclusion of the FEED process, Sempra expects to select one of the contractors for Phase 2 engineering, procurement, and construction.
Cameron LNG began commercial operations of Train 3 in 2020.
Separately, Sempra Infrastructure and Korea Gas Corp. entered an MOU for collaboration around project development and offtake in LNG, carbon capture and sequestration, and hydrogen. Sempra last month agreed with TotalEnergies to expand cooperation in both LNG and renewables (OGJ Online, Mar. 31, 2022).