Sempra Infrastructure, a subsidiary of Sempra, has amended and restated its fixed-price engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract with Bechtel Energy for development of the Port Arthur LNG plant’s 13.5-million tonne/year (tpy) Phase 1 project under development in Jefferson County, Tex. Sempra described execution of the final contract as a “critical step” in advancing the project to final investment decision.
Under the EPC contract, Bechtel will also perform Phase 1 commissioning, startup, performance testing, and operator training. The amended contract includes a price of $10.5 billion. Sempra initially awarded the EPC work to Bechtel in 2020 (OGJ Online, Mar. 3, 2020).
Port Arthur LNG Phase 1 is permitted and expected to include two 6.75-million tpy liquefaction trains and as many as three 160,000-cu m LNG storage tanks. A similarly sized Port Arthur LNG Phase 2 project is also under development.
Earlier this year, Sempra Infrastructure substantially completed marketing of Phase 1 production, signing of a series of non-binding agreements with Polish Oil & Gas Co. (PGNiG), RWE Supply & Trading GMBH, INEOS Energy Trading Ltd., and ConocoPhillips Co. (OGJ Online, May 25, 2022; July 14, 2022).