NextDecade awards Rio Grande LNG dredging gig to Great Lakes

US company NextDecade has selected compatriot Great Lakes Dredge & Dock to perform dredging works related to its proposed Rio Grande LNG export project in Texas.

These works, which include deepening the Brownsville ship channel, will boost commercial navigation into and out of the Port of Brownsville, ensuring the safe and reliable access of LNG carriers to the Rio Grande facility.

It will also optimize the ability of shallower draft traffic to pass LNG carriers in either direction in accordance with US Coast Guard guidelines, according to NextDecade.

NextDecade, in coordination with the Port of Brownsville, has completed the permitting process for the project activities within the scope of the dredge and disposal construction agreement (DDCA) announced on Tuesday.

The DDCA is consistent with NextDecade’s overall Rio Grande LNG construction budget and timeline, the firm said.

Additionally, it features provisions that enable efficient sequencing and coordination with Rio Grande LNG project development activities pursuant to EPC contracts executed with Bechtel in May 2019, it said.

NextDecade has earlier this year postponed its final investment decision on the LNG export project due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The firm said last month it continues to work on remaining commercial agreements needed to achieve the decision in 2021.

Also in August, the firm secured approval from federal regulators to ditch one train in an optimization move.

The project now includes five trains for a total capacity of 27 million tonnes per year.

- Advertisements -

Most Popular

Venture Global’s Plaquemines LNG inks gas supply deal

Venture Global LNG's Plaquemines LNG has signed a natural gas sale and purchase deal with Houston-based midstream gas marketer...

Venture Global’s Plaquemines LNG gets OK to introduce gas to GTG

US LNG exporter Venture Global LNG has received approval from US energy regulators to introduce natural gas to the...

Yamal LNG cargo delivered to China via NSR

Russian LNG exporter Novatek has delivered this year's first Yamal LNG cargo via the eastern part of the Northern...

More News Like This

NextDecade in $1.12 billion senior notes offering

US LNG firm NextDecade, the developer of the Rio Grande LNG export project in Texas, has issued $1.115 billion...

South Korea’s Hanwha to increase stake in NextDecade

South Korean conglomerate Hanwha has agreed to buy more shares in US LNG firm NextDecade to increase its stake...

Aramco, NextDecade pen non-binding Rio Grande LNG deal

Saudi Arabia’s energy behemoth Aramco has signed a non-binding deal to buy liquefied natural gas from NextDecade's Rio Grande...

Adnoc buys stake in NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG project

UAE’s Adnoc has purchased an 11.7 percent stake in the first phase of NextDecade's Rio Grande LNG export terminal...