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Freeport LNG expects to start construction on the liquefaction project in 2014 and achieve commercial operation of the first liquefaction train in 2018.


Freeport LNG has selected Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APCI) as the liquefaction technology provider for their experience and overall performance of their proprietary cryogenic liquefaction process. Freeport LNG has engaged a joint venture of CB&I and Zachry Industrial to develop a fixed-price turnkey contract price and detailed scope for the project's EPC Agreement.


The final EPC contract with CB&I and Zachry to construct the first two trains of the liquefaction project was executed in December 2013 and it includes a limited notice to proceed on engineering and procurement services while the project awaits its final FERC approval. The third-train EPC contract is expected to be executed by the end of 2014.

  Freeport LNG had completed the National Environmental Policy Act pre-filing review process with FERC and filed its formal FERC application to locate, construct and operate three liquefaction trains in August 2012. FERC granted Freeport LNG authorization to construct and operate the project in July 2014.
  Freeport LNG received approvals from the Department of Energy in February 2011 and February 2012 authorizing export to FTA countries of up to the equivalent of 1,022 Bcf/year of LNG over a twenty-five year period (equivalent to four trains of LNG capacity). In 2013, Freeport LNG received DOE authorizations to export up to the equivalent of 657 Bcf/year of LNG to non-FTA countries.
Key Milestone Activities
Status / Anticipated Date
Application to DOE for Long-Term Authorization to Export LNG Completed
Execution of FEED Agreement with EPC Contract Terms Completed
Liquefaction Tolling Agreements (Train 1) with Osaka Gas and Chubu Electric Completed
Filing of formal NGA Section 3 Application to FERC Completed
Liquefaction Tolling Agreement (Train 2) with BP Energy Company Completed
DOE’s Authorization to Export the Equivalent of 511 Bcf/year of LNG to non-FTA Countries

May 2013

Liquefaction Tolling Agreements (Train 3) with Toshiba Corporation and SK EKS Completed
September 2013
DOE's Authorization to Export the Equivalent of an Additional 146 Bcf/year of LNG to non-FTA countries

Completed November 2013

EPC Contract Finalized Completed December 2013
Issuance by FERC of Draft Environmental Impact Statement Completed
March 2014
Issuance by FERC of Final Environmental Impact Statement Completed
June 2014
FERC’s Issuance of Authorization to Construct and Operate Completed
July 2014
FID/Financial Close 4Q 2014
Commencement of Construction 4Q 2014
Liquefaction Train 1 In-Service Date 2018
Liquefaction Train 2 In-Service Date 2019
Liquefaction Train 3 In-Service Date 2019