Sempra LNG, a unit of Sempra Energy, said that Michael VanderMate has been named vice president of engineering and construction.
Speaking of the appointment, Carlos Ruiz Sacristán, chairman and CEO of Sempra North American Infrastructure, said, “Mike’s wealth of leadership experience with carrying out large-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects, pipelines and associated infrastructure will help to bring Sempra LNG’s five strategically located natural gas liquefaction projects to reality.”
VanderMate joins Sempra LNG with 34 years of experience in engineering, construction, commissioning, project management and business management.
He has spent most of his career with LNG contractor Bechtel and has more than a decade of experience with executing U.S. and global multibillion-dollar LNG projects, including other relevant experience.
He has worked in numerous locations, including the U.S. Gulf Coast, Mexico, Canada, South America and Australia.
Sempra LNG develops, builds and invests in natural gas liquefaction facilities and is pursuing the development of five LNG projects in North America with a goal of delivering 45 million tonnes per annum of natural gas to the world markets.