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Energy Transfer reviewing EPC bids for Lake Charles LNG

by Erika Green

Energy Transfer is reviewing bid proposals for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract at its proposed Lake Charles liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in Louisiana, Kallanish Energy reports.

The Texas-based company told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in a July 14 filing that the bids are still being reviewed.

An EPC tender had been issued for the project last December.

The company did not disclose any further details, reported Offshore Energy.

Energy Transfer has said it may downsize the planned Lake Charles liquefaction/export facility, after Shell withdrew from the project last March.

Energy Transfer said it intends to develop the $11 billion project.

The project may be reduced from three trains or units with a capacity of 16.45 million tonnes per year to two trains with a capacity of 11.0 million tonnes per year, the company said.

It is possible that one or more equity partners could be added to the project, it said.

The Lake Charles project is supported by the company’s regasification infrastructure at Lake Charles and connections to the company’s pipeline system, he said.

The project would convert Energy Transfer’s existing LNG import facility into an export facility.

The Lake Charles project, which is fully permitted, had been designed as a 50-50 venture between Shell and Energy Transfer.

Shell got involved in the project in 2016 with its merger with the BG Group plc.

Construction could take up to four years, officials said.

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