Houston-based Commonwealth LNG signed an engineering service contract with TechnipFMC for engineering services and development of Resource Report 13, for the proposed export terminal in Louisiana.
Commonwealth LNG signed a master services agreement with Lloyd Engineering for the marine facility and turning basin design, and support of the water suitability assessment (WSA), with the U.S. Coast Guard, the company said in its statement.
Collectively with the Maritime Pilots Institute in Covington, Louisiana, the group completed simulations and then subsequently prepared a draft WSA.
TechnipFMC and Lloyd Engineering are working collaboratively with CH-IV, who will manage the development of the formal Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) application for the 6-train, 1-berth Commonwealth LNG facility.
The 8.4 mtpa LNG export plant will be located on the western shore at the mouth of the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) in February.
Commonwealth LNG anticipates filing the formal application with FERC in March 2019.