...Freeport LNG has relied on CH-IV’s LNG expertise and experience in the area of engineering and FERC filing support since 2009.
Hanover, MD (PRWEB) June 04, 2015
Jeffrey P. Beale, President of CH-IV International (CH-IV) is pleased to announce that CH-IV will manage the development of the formal Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) application, including detailed engineering and design, for Freeport LNG’s Train 4 at the Quintana Island Facility, FERC Docket PF15-25-000.
Due to continuing demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) around the world and the massive abundance of natural gas in the United States, Freeport LNG is now adding a fourth natural gas liquefaction unit to the three trains already under construction. This expansion will allow for the export of an additional five million tons of LNG per year, increasing the total export capability of all four trains to over twenty million tons of LNG per year.
In mid-May 2015, Freeport LNG submitted a pre-filing request with FERC to begin the environmental review of Train 4. Freeport LNG expects to file the formal application with FERC in November 2015.
The Freeport LNG import terminal originally commenced commercial regas operations in June 2008. Since then, however, Freeport has received FERC authorization to add three natural gas liquefaction trains to the existing facility. Construction on this expansion commenced in late 2014.
Mr. Beale stated, “CH-IV is very proud of the long-standing relationship we have had with the Freeport LNG Team as they have moved from world-class LNG import operation to soon to become a world-class LNG export facility. We are honored to be supporting Freeport’s further expansion with the fourth train.”
Mark Mallett, Freeport LNG’s Senior Vice President, Operations & Projects, commented: “The regulatory process can be a most exacting, time-consuming critical-path element of any project development. To keep this process under control, Freeport LNG has relied on CH-IV’s LNG expertise and experience in the area of engineering and FERC filing support since 2009.” Dr. Mona Setoodeh, of CH-IV’s Houston Office, will manage this project.
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Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Freeport LNG Development, L.P., which owns and operates an existing LNG regasification terminal located near Freeport, Texas. The terminal started commercial operation in June 2008. Michael Smith controls the general partner of Freeport LNG Development, L.P. Freeport LNG Development, L.P.’s limited partners are: Freeport LNG Investments, LLLP and FLNGI Option Holdco, LLC, each owned by Michael S. Smith; GIP II FLNG, L.P. and GIP II FLNG Holdings Partnership 2, LLC, each owned by Global Infrastructure Partners; and Turbo LNG, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.
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Founded in 2001, CH-IV [read C - H - 4] International is a specialized consulting and engineering firm servicing the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. The Company provides engineering and consulting services ranging from the initial feasibility; conceptual, pre-FEED and FEED; regulatory permitting support and acquisition; oversight of detailed design, procurement and construction (EPC); facility commissioning, cooldown and start-up; and ongoing operations. CH·IV also provides due diligence and business development support to entities investigating investment in LNG programs.
In August 2014 Clough Limited, a Perth, Australia-based engineering company, acquired CH·IV. The acquisition by Clough complements CH·IV with growth through the provision of project management expertise and engineering resources from Clough’s global offices. The combined forces provide clients with technical support the entire LNG project lifecycle to manage risk and drive out inefficiency for clients across the life of their asset. CH·IV operates offices near Baltimore, Maryland and in downtown Houston, Texas.
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Clough works with some of the world’s largest companies to engineer, construct, commission and maintain critical facilities for the oil and gas, metals and minerals and infrastructure sectors. The company’s full project lifecycle delivery model reduces risk and optimizes safety, productivity and cost across every phase of a project.
Established in 1919, Clough’s services are underpinned by a dedication to project delivery excellence that has spanned over 95 years. Today the company manages a global workforce from operating centers across Australia, Asia, Africa, UK and USA.
Backed by an experienced leadership team, talented people and sophisticated project management systems, Clough is committed to safety, sustainable development and the wellbeing of the people, communities and environments in which it operates.
Clough is a wholly owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts, South Africa’s leading engineering and construction Services Company.