Louisiana LNG Project to Create 3,000 Construction Jobs

The Cameron LNG liquefaction project broke ground for the $10 billion liquefaction export facilities that will add nearly 3,000 new construction jobs at the peak of the construction

Cameron LNG

The new $10 billion liquefaction export facilities at Cameron LNG in Hackberry, La., project is being developed by a joint venture formed by Sempra Energy's Sempra LNG unit, GDF SUEZ S.A., Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corporation, through a related company jointly established with Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha. 

The liquefaction project will be comprised of three-train natural gas liquefaction facilities with an export capability of 12 million tonnes per annum of liquefied natural gas (LNG), or approximately 1.7 billion cubic feet per day.  All three trains are expected to commence operations during 2018, with the first full year of operations in 2019.

During the peak year of construction, Cameron LNG will add nearly 3,000 jobs in the area and will support small businesses that provide goods and services. Once in operation, the project will add approximately 200 full-time jobs in Louisiana and Texas.

The Cameron LNG liquefaction project received final approval to operate by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in June 2014 and, last month, received the U.S. Department of Energy's final authorization to export LNG to non-free-trade-agreement (FTA) countries.

Cameron LNG Holdings is a joint venture owned by affiliates of Sempra Energy, GDF SUEZ S.A., Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Japan LNG Investment, LLC, a joint venture formed by subsidiaries of Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, and comprises the Cameron LNG liquefied natural gas (LNG) receipt terminal in Hackberry, La., and the construction and operation of liquefaction facilities adjacent to the existing terminal.