CB&I (NYSE:CBI) has been awarded a contract by NextDecade LLC, for the front end engineering and design (FEED) and engineering, procurement and construction terms related to the Rio Grande LNG export project in Brownsville, Texas.
The scope of work includes all design and engineering activities required for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) permitting process, as well as for preparation for procurement of critical equipment prior to the final investment decision.
The Brownsville project, known as Rio Grande LNG, is a multi-billion dollar land-based LNG export project located on a 1,000-acre site along the northern shore of the Brownsville Shipping Channel. The project includes plans for up to 6 liquefaction trains utilizing proven, reliable, safe, and efficient technology, with a nominal output capacity of 4.5 million tons of LNG per train per year. The facility will be constructed in phases timed to meet market demand. Additionally, the approximately 140-mile proposed Rio Bravo Pipeline will supply the facility with its feed-gas, connecting the facility to the highly liquid Agua Dulce natural gas market hub.
"This award from NextDecade is a reflection of the substantial liquefied natural gas experience CB&I brings to the project," said Philip K. Asherman, CB&I's President and Chief Executive Officer. "CB&I's selection for this project demonstrates NextDecade's confidence in our track record for outstanding project execution and superior safety performance, and we look forward to working with them to successfully complete this project."
Kathleen Eisbrenner, founder and Chief Executive Officer of NextDecade, said, "NextDecade is excited to enter into this agreement with CB&I for FEED, including the terms for the EPC as part of our Rio Grande LNG project. Not only is this an important milestone, but it also signals the recognition of a longstanding relationship and cooperation with our partner CB&I."