Cheniere Signs Train 6 EPC Deal

Image Courtesy: Cheniere

Image Courtesy: Cheniere

The long awaited Sabine Pass Train 6 has reached a major milestone after Cheniere confirms the EPC deal with Bechtel.

Jack Fusco, Cheniere’s CEO said, “We have finalized the Sabine Pass Train 6 EPC contract with Bechtel, and we are releasing Bechtel to commence early engineering, procurement, and construction activities for Train 6 ahead of making a final investment decision.”

Sabine Pass LNG started shipping the chilled fuel in early 2016, currently Trains 1 to 4 are operational and Train 5 is undergoing commissioning activities.

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Facing unprecedented “pressure to sign engineering, procurement and construction deals for the lowest possible amount,” engineering, procurement, and construction firms (EPCs) are reported to vocalize their concerns.

From my perspective, the way we hear about dollars per ton this and dollars per ton that. The answer is not the lowest dollar per ton. The answer is we have collaborated and innovated to make sure we have the best possible cost, the best possible schedule and the best possible certainty of outcome.
-Bechtel President Aladair Cathcart