Plaquemines LNG Export Terminal Project

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Venture Global
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  • Location: On the Mississippi River, 20 miles south of New Orleans
  • Capacity: 20.0 million tons/annum
  • Status: Under Construction

Brief Description

  • The terminal will have up to thirty-six 0.626 MTPA liquefaction trains, configured in eighteen blocks, with up to six pre-treatment trains
  • There will be up to three ship loading berths for LNG vessels carrying a capacity of up to 185,000 cubic meters and up to four 200,000 cubic meter full containment LNG storage tanks
  • Two 720 MW combined cycle gas turbine power plants, including additional 25 MW gas-fired aeroderivative turbines
  • A utility dock on the Mississippi River to handle waterborne deliveries of equipment and material during both construction and project operations.
  • Gas will be supplied by two 42-inch diameter pipelines, 15 and 12 miles long respectively, that connect to existing interstate natural gas pipelines.

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity: 4*200,000 m3 tanks
  • Constructor:
    • KBR: Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract
    • CB&I: Engineering, procurement and construction of two full containment concrete LNG storage tanks with associated foundations, tank top mechanical systems and pipe racks extending to the main facility.
  • Licensor:

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • Commissioning is expected in 2024

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers: Two pipelines will supply from the transmission network
  • Segment 2, a looped section of approximately 12-mile long, 42-inch diameter pipeline and appurtenant facilities, to deliver additional supplies to the terminal from the interconnection with Texas Eastern Transmission Gas Pipeline
  • Customers:
    • PGNIG will take 4.0 mn tpa
    • EDF has agreed to buy 1.0mn tpa
    • CNOOC will buy 2.0 mn tpa for 20 years


  • 2018 - PGNIG signed a contract for 2.5 million tons per annum
  • 2020 - EDF signs sales agreement
  • 2020 - KBR awarded EPC contract for the facility
  • 2021 - PGNIG increased their contract to 4.0 million tons per annum
  • 2021 - CNOOC agreed to buy 2.0 million tonnes per annum
  • 2022 - CB&I awarded EPC for phase one tanks
  • 2022 - EnBW signed a contract to buy 0.75 mtpa

Other Information

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  1. Venture Global Plaquemines LNG and EDF enter into LNG Sales and Purchase Agreement for 1 MTPA
  2. Venture Global LNG Awards KBR EPC Contract for Plaquemines LNG Export Facility
  3. PGNiG will purchase more natural gas from Venture Global LNG
  4. Venture Global LNG and CNOOC Gas & Power Announce LNG Sales and Purchase Agreements
  5. McDermott's CB&I Named Tank Contractor for Venture Global's Plaquemines LNG Phase One Project
  6. Venture Global and EnBW announce LNG sales and purchase agreements