Last Modified: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 6:00 PM
The French company Technip on Tuesday announced that it will do the front-end engineering and design, or FEED, study for the potential expansion of Trunkline LNG Export’s liquefied natural gas terminal in Lake Charles.
The expansion project will include a liquefaction plant with a total export capacity of up 16 million tons a year and could feature as many as three trains, Technip officials said.
Technip’s operating center in Houston will manage the contract, and the study is scheduled for completion in the first half of 2014, officials said.
“Adding liquefaction capabilities to the existing infrastructure would provide the option of switching from regasification to liquefaction, depending on the world market for LNG,” David Dickson, a Technip executive, said in a news release.
Trunkline LNG Export is a joint venture owned by Energy Transfer Equity LP and Energy Transfer Partners LP.
BG LNG Services LLC, a subsidiary of BG Group PLC, will manage the design and construction of the Lake Charles facility as the appointed administrator under the FEED contract.
The project depends on final investment decisions by Energy Transfer and BG Group, officials said.