TotalEnergies SE has signed a heads of agreement (HOA) with partners Sempra Infrastructure, Mitsui & Co. Ltd., and Japan LNG Investment – a company jointly owned by Mitsubishi Corp. and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) – for a more than 6.75-million tonne/year (tpy) expansion of the 13.5-million tpy Cameron LNG plant in Hackberry, La. The expansion will add a fourth train to the plant, with current capacity also boosted 5% through debottlenecking.
Under terms of the HOA, TotalEnergies will offtake 16.6% of the fourth train’s production capacity, in line with its ownership of the plant, and 25% of the projected debottlenecked capacity. Sempra Infrastructure last week 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 (OGJ Online, Apr. 4, 2022).
Development of the Cameron LNG expansion project remains subject to definitive agreements, obtaining the necessary permits, and all partners reaching a final investment decision planned for 2023.
Cameron LNG is jointly owned by Sempra Infrastructure (50.2%), TotalEnergies (16.6%), Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (16.6%) and Japan LNG Investment (16.6%).