Photo: Ceremony at the CPC Taichung LNG import terminal site in Taiwan; Courtesy of Bechtel

Bechtel starts construction on storage tanks for Taiwan’s Taichung LNG

U.S. engineering firm Bechtel has started construction on LNG storage tanks for the Taichung Phase Three LNG import terminal in Taiwan.

Bechtel starts construction on storage tanks for Taiwan’s Taichung LNG
Ceremony at the CPC Taichung LNG import terminal site in Taiwan; Courtesy of Bechtel

On 15 July, Bechtel said it, together with CPC Corporation and MRY, broke ground on the project to design and build LNG tanks for the CPC Taichung Phase III LNG import terminal.

CPC Corporation owns and operates the LNG receiving terminal. Taiwan’s energy player is expanding its facility to include two full containment tanks and associated regasification facilities.

Bechtel will execute engineering, procurement, and construction of two 180,000 cbm full containment LNG tanks,. It said these are Taiwan’s largest storage tanks ever built.

CPC is pushing Taiwan to meet the country’s clean energy aspirations by rapidly expanding its LNG import terminals. This is to support the move from coal to natural gas as their primary transitional source of energy for the near future.

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“Today marks another important step toward meeting the increasing demand for natural gas. Together with CPC Corporation and MRY, we are delivering cleaner, greener, and safer energy to Taiwan, supporting both their energy growth and security,” said Paul Marsden, president of Bechtel Energy. “To power the needs of the world, we need LNG and storage capability which is what we are doing here on this site today, by celebrating the start of construction on the largest storage tanks ever to be built in Taiwan.”

American Institute in Taiwan director Sandra Oudkirk expressed her support for Bechtel’s partnership with CPC on the Taichung LNG storage facility. Oudkirk underscored the importance of the U.S.-Taiwan economic relationship and a commitment to reliable and clean energy that supports economic development and protects the environment.