Glenfarne Group’s Texas LNG has selected Swiss engineering group ABB to supply core automation and electrical equipment for its planned 4 mtpa LNG export terminal in the port of Brownsville.
As part of an memorandum of understanding, Texas LNG and ABB have agreed to a framework for ABB to make an investment in the project as well, according to a statement by Texas LNG.
Combined with Texas LNG’s recent equipment and partnership agreement with Baker Hughes, Glenfarne has announced more than a half a billion dollars’ worth of equipment selections for Texas LNG to date, it said.
Texas LNG said it expects to close its project financing in 2024 with construction staring shortly thereafter, while an equipment order is expected to be granted in conjunction with financial close of the project.
The first LNG exports from Texas LNG are expected to be shipped in late 2027 or early 2028, according to the firm.
The LNG terminal develop said in April that it expects to take a final investment decision to build its LNG export project this year following an order by the US FERC.
FERC issued an order on remand to the planned export terminal in the Port of Brownsville, Texas, owned by Glenfarne Energy Transition’s Texas LNG, following the completion of an additional social cost of carbon and environmental justice analysis.
Last year, the firm said it expected to take FID to build the facility in 2022 and to start commercial operations in 2026.
The developer of the plant also appointed a joint venture of Technip Energies USA and Samsung Engineering to lead the delivery of the facility.