Technip Energies and Samsung Engineering win Texas LNG gig

Glenfarne’s Texas LNG Brownsville, the developer of a 4 mtpa liquefaction plant, said it has appointed a joint venture of Technip Energies USA and Samsung Engineering to lead the delivery of the facility.

Technip Energies, that has delivered more than 20 percent of worldwide operating LNG capacity, will partner with Samsung Engineering, who also holds a minority equity interest in Texas LNG, according to a statement on Wednesday.

Under a project financeable structure, the two companies would be responsible for all facets of the liquefaction facility’s delivery including engineering, construction coordination, start-up, and commissioning, the statement said.

The facility would feature Technip Energies’ all electric SnapLNG design, which combines a compact modular design concept for mid-scale trains with standardized components and technology.

Developed in collaboration with Air Products, the system benefits from “speed to market, with greater certainty around both costs and schedule, and best available process technology, refrigerant compression and digitalization,” according to Technip Energies.

FID in 2022

“We’re proud to have selected such preeminent businesses as Technip Energies and Samsung Engineering to build our Texas LNG export facility,” said Glenfarne CEO and founder Brendan Duval.

“With the help of these partners, Texas LNG will be one of the cleanest LNG export facilities in the world, powered by renewable energy,” he said.

Glenfarne is the majority owner and managing member of Texas LNG but also of the 8.8 mtpa Magnolia LNG in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Texas LNG confirmed it still expects to achieve a final investment decision in 2022 and start commercial operations in 2026.

Earlier this year, the developer signed a pipeline gas supply deal with Enbridge.

Under the deal, Enbridge will deliver about 720 million cubic feet per day of natural gas to Texas LNG’s export facility for a term of at least 20 years.

In December 2020, Texas LNG entered into a long-term lease agreement with the Port of Brownsville, securing the site for its planned project for up to 50 years.

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