CB&I Wins Expansion contract for US LNG Terminal

CB&I has been awarded a lump-sum turnkey contract valued in excess of US$55 million for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal expansion project in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Owned and operated by Trunkline LNG Company, a subsidiary of Southern Union Company, the expanded Lake Charles terminal is North America's largest operating LNG terminal.

CB&I's work scope for the Phase II expansion project includes the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of new second stage pumps and vaporizers to increase plant send out; the mechanical topsides of a second new ship unloading dock; and related civil, mechanical and electrical works. The project will increase the facility's send out capacity to 1.8 billion standard cubic feet per day (SCFD) of natural gas from 1.2 billion SCFD. The project is expected to be completed by mid-2006, and the terminal will remain in operation during CB&I's work.

In 2003, CB&I was awarded the EPC contract for the initial expansion of the terminal. Upon completion, which is scheduled for late next year, the Phase I expansion will add a 140,000 cubic meter LNG storage tank and increase plant send out from 630 million SCFD to 1.2 billion SCFD. "We are pleased that Trunkline LNG has chosen to continue their relationship with CB&I for the further expansion of the Lake Charles terminal," said Gerald M. Glenn, CB&I's Chairman, President and CEO. "We believe our unique ability to perform every aspect of an LNG import terminal project will enable us to bring value to this job from start to finish."