On 19 March this year, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved Venture Global LNG Inc.’s request to proceed with full site preparation at its proposed 10 million tpy export facility in Louisiana, US.
In the statement, Chart claims that the booking of the full order for the project is the next step after its previously announced letter of intent from Baker Hughes, a GE company’s (BHGE) Turbomachinery & Process Solutions business for the full equipment offering of 18 cold boxes and heat exchangers for Calcasieu. Notices to proceed on the equipment builds are expected to begin in May this year. Chart will deliver the equipment on a multi-year schedule in conjunction with BHGE and Kiewit.
The President and CEO of Chart, Jill Evanko, said: “We are fully prepared to begin building the heat exchangers and cold boxes for the Calcasieu Pass project in our La Crosse, Wisconsin and New Iberia, Louisiana facilities.
“We are pleased to be working with strong partners on this project, and thank the Venture Global team for their confidence in Chart. We are excited about this project as well as the upcoming potential build of the Plaquemines’ terminal, which is slated to be double the MTPA of Calcasieu.”