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McDermott’s unit scores Plaquemines LNG gig

U.S. LNG export project developer Venture Global has awarded McDermott’s storage business CB&I a contract for two storage tanks as part of the first phase of the Plaquemines LNG export project.

CB&I; McDermott's CB&I scores Plaquemines LNG tank contractor gig
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Plaquemines LNG is located on the Mississippi River, south of New Orleans. When fully developed, it will have a combined export capacity of up to 20 million metric tonnes per year.

Under the contract, CB&I will build two 200,000 cubic metres LNG storage tanks. 

The phase one scope for CB&I includes the engineering, procurement, and construction of two full containment concrete LNG storage tanks. This is with associated foundations, tank top mechanical systems, and pipe racks extending to the main facility.

CB&I recently achieved ready-for-cooldown as scheduled for two LNG tanks of similar size and scope for the Venture Global Calcasieu Pass LNG project.

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Venture Global witnessed firsthand the agility of our project management and construction teams to adjust, adapt and overcome the challenges inherent in executing work on the U.S. Gulf Coast, said Cesar Canals, Senior Vice President of CB&I.

Earlier,  Venture Global signed the largest LNG trade agreement in volume between China and the U.S. This took place in November when it signed a long-term sale and purchase agreement with Sinopec. Under the deal, Venture Global will provide China with 4 million tonnes of LNG per year for 20 years. It will supply it from its Plaquemines LNG terminal, specifically.