More plans have been announced for Venture Global’s Plaquemines LNG export project, with McDermott’s storage business, CB&I, having been contracted to supply two LNG storage tanks.

Confirming the news on Monday (31st Jan), McDermott said the two 200,000 cubic-meter tanks will be delivered as part of the first phase of the project, located on the Mississippi River.

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.

Cesar Canals, Senior Vice-President of CB&I, 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.”

“We take great pride in our unwavering commitment to getting the job done safely and on schedule, and appreciate being selected as the tank contractor for Venture Global’s next development.”

Once complete, the site is set to feature up to 36 0.626 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) liquefaction trains, up to six pre-treatment trains, 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.

Further to that, the site will also host two 720MW combined cycle gas turbine power plants, a utility dock on the Mississippi River to handle waterborne deliveries of equipment and material during both construction and project operations and two 42-inch diameter pipelines, 15 and 12 miles long respectively.

Venture Global hopes the facility will have an export capacity of up to 20 million metric tonnes of LNG annually.