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Construction of Tellurian's Driftwood LNG Facility Begins

Tellurian | March 29, 2022

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Tellurian Inc. announced that it had issued a limited notice to proceed to Bechtel Energy Inc. (Bechtel) under the terms of an executed Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract to begin construction of phase one of the Driftwood LNG terminal, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility near Lake Charles, Louisiana.

President and CEO Octávio Simões said, “Energy security is a leading concern in many countries today and the United States must do our part to supply LNG to the global market as quickly as possible. Beginning construction now allows Tellurian to deliver upon our robust schedule for first LNG in 2026 while we complete the project financing. We are well advanced in Driftwood LNG’s detailed engineering and major equipment orders, and we have completed all the owners’ projects required for us to turn the site over to Bechtel.”

Craig Albert, Chief Operating Officer of Bechtel, said, “We are very proud and honored to continue our long partnership with Tellurian on the Driftwood LNG project. It is as apparent as ever that the world needs this reliable source of energy from the USA. And we are excited to now shift our focus to the field to begin construction.”

“We are pleased to continue our longstanding partnership with Tellurian as we deliver cleaner and more affordable energy for communities around the world. We are honored to help bring their vision to a reality by commencing the major field work on a project of this magnitude,” 

Paul Marsden, President of Bechtel Energy

Bechtel's initial efforts will involve demolition, civil site preparation, and the construction of essential foundations, while Baker Hughes will continue constructing two of the project's natural gas turbines.

Driftwood LNG is a liquefaction export facility with a capacity of roughly 27.6 million tonnes per annum. Phase one will entail the construction of two LNG facilities with an annual export capacity of up to 11 million tonnes (mtpa). Driftwood has obtained all major permits required for construction and operation, is approximately 30% complete with detailed engineering and has completed the acquisition and lease of about 1,200 acres of real estate, ensuring an ideal construction site with ample laydown and deepwater access for shipping.

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