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McDermott Scoops LNG US Gulf Contract

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Houston-based McDermott International has landed a key contract for work on the Plaquemines LNG project in the US state of Louisiana.

Located 20 miles south of New Orleans on the Mississippi River, the liquefied natural gas scheme is being developed by Virginia-headquartered Venture Global LNG.

McDermott’s CB&I business has been awarded a contract to build two 200,000 cubic-meter LNG storage tanks as part of the project’s first phase.

Plaquemines LNG is expected to have a total export capacity of up to 20 million metric tonnes per year.

The phase one scope for CB&I includes the 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.

CB&I has also been working on two LNG tanks of similar size and scope for the Venture Global’s Calcasieu Pass LNG project.

Commenting on the order, CB&I senior vice president, Cesar Canals, said: “Venture Global witnessed first-hand the agility of our project management and construction teams to adjust, adapt and overcome the challenges inherent in executing work on the US Gulf coast.”

The new LNG project is due online in 2024.

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