Tellurian Inc. said its contractor has completed the front-end engineering and design work for the proposed Driftwood LNG export project, which is going through the federal authorization process for 20 modular liquefaction trains that would be capable of producing a total of 26 million tonnes per annum of LNG.
The contractor, Bechtel Corp., has also submitted a proposal for the engineering, procurement and construction of the project, which Tellurian expects to award in the fall. "The EPC proposal differentiates the Driftwood Project from other projects by enhancing cost certainty, which will support commercial and financing discussions," Tellurian President and CEO Meg Gentle said in an Aug. 9 news release.
The developer in late March launched its formal application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Tellurian said it plans to begin construction in mid-2018 in order to enter service in 2022.