Samsung Engineering and KBR to Design and Build Texas LNG’s Export Facility

Houston, Texas, USA, March 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Texas LNG Brownsville LLC (“Texas LNG”) is pleased to announce that it has selected Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd. (“Samsung Engineering”) and KBR Inc. (“KBR”) to provide Texas LNG with pre-Final Investment Decision (“pre-FID”) Detailed Engineering and post-Final Investment Decision (“post-FID”) Engineering, Procurement & Construction (“EPC”) services for its proposed 4 million tonnes per annum (“MTA”) LNG export facility.

Samsung Engineering, a minority equity owner and technical partner of Texas LNG, has already completed the Conceptual Study, Pre-Front End Engineering Design (“Pre-FEED”) and FEED for the Texas LNG Project, culminating in over 200,000 engineering-man hours. The Texas LNG Project design concept envisions constructing modular designed and pre-fabricated liquefaction trains using proven technology and standardized components in a controlled shipyard environment to reduce overall project costs, reduce complex onshore civil construction works, minimize local onsite environmental impacts, and minimize commissioning costs during permanent installation.

Braemar Engineering, acting as Texas LNG’s owners’ engineer, together with Samsung Engineering and KBR, continues to identify value engineering enhancements to reduce project costs and optimize performance. Braemar Engineering is also responding to data requests during the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission permitting process.

KBR, a pioneer and leader in LNG with over 40 years of continuous LNG experience dating back to the 1970s, has developed about one third of the world's LNG capacity and has extensive experience designing and fabricating more than 1.3 million tonnes of modules, including the world's first fully modularized LNG facility. KBR also has 30 years of experience with the proven and robust APCI AP-C3MR™ technology used in most world LNG operating liquefaction facilities, and which Texas LNG has chosen for its liquefaction plant design.

Samsung Engineering and KBR will focus on value engineering and optimization for the proposed 4 MTA export facility to be built in two 2 MTA phases. Texas LNG aims to be among the lowest cost US LNG projects and pass savings to its LNG customers.

Pre-FID Detailed Engineering, expected to begin this year, will include further design and schedule optimization, identification of long lead items and early works commitments, early preparation of purchase orders, and all due diligence in relation to technical commercial and contractual matters that will enable Samsung Engineering and KBR to execute a lump sum turnkey (“LSTK”) EPC contract for the Texas LNG plant. Agreements between Texas LNG and Samsung Engineering / KBR for pre-FID Detailed Engineering and EPC will be negotiated over the coming months.

Executive Vice President and CMO of Samsung Engineering, Jae Hoon Choi, stated,  “We want to firmly establish our competitiveness in LNG and have successfully completed the Texas LNG FEED in 2016. We’ve formed a multidisciplinary LNG task force consisting of LNG liquefaction process engineers, modularization specialists, and cost and schedule experts. Samsung Engineering and KBR will execute an EPC with Texas LNG and deliver a high-quality LNG plant at a world competitive price.”

This significant milestone towards FID follows the recent announcement that Texas LNG has executed detailed non-binding Term Sheets with four independent LNG buyers in Southeast Asia and China for a volume of 3.1 MTA.

Final Investment Decision for the development of the Texas LNG liquefaction project is expected in 2018.

About Texas LNG

Texas LNG Brownsville LLC is an independent, Houston-based LNG company. The company is focused on low unit costs, realistic project size, LNG contractual flexibility, and proven liquefaction technology.  Samsung Engineering is a minority equity owner in Texas LNG.

Texas LNG’s initial project will be constructed at the Port of Brownsville in South Texas. The 625-acre site is strategically located on the north shore of the Port of Brownsville's deepwater ship channel which is in close proximity to natural gas supplies. Phase 1 production of 2 MTA of LNG for export to FTA and non-FTA markets is expected to commence in 2021-22.  Phase 2 production of additional 2 MTA will follow depending on market demand.

The Texas LNG team comprises leading technical, financial, environmental, and legal experts including Samsung Engineering, KBR, Braemar Engineering, Air Products, Honeywell, Third Point LLC, BNP Paribas, Galway Capital LP, Environmental Resources Management (ERM), K&L Gates, GreenbergTraurig, Andrews Kurth, Royston Rayzor, amongst others.

Additional information about Texas LNG may be found on its website at

About Samsung Engineering

Samsung Engineering is one of the world’s leading engineering, procurement, construction and project management (EPC & PM) companies, employing 17,000 people worldwide and delivering over 1,000 projects around the globe for over 40 years since foundation in 1970. Samsung Engineering’s business portfolio includes a full range of engineering services: oil & gas processing and petrochemical plants; power plants; environmental facilities.  Samsung Engineering has substantial business in over 38 countries worldwide, with an established presence in countries such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Iraq, Kuwait, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, China, Thailand, USA and Mexico.

Additional information about Samsung Engineering may be found on its website at

About KBR

KBR, Inc. is a global technology, engineering, procurement and construction company serving the hydrocarbons and government services industries, employing over 22,000 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. A leader and early innovator in the LNG industry, KBR has managed and developed about one third of the world's LNG capacity. With LNG Centers of Excellence in Houston and London, supported by Perth and Singapore, KBR’s rich LNG heritage includes more than 400 studies/projects since 1970 with world-scale plants of varying capacities.

Additional information about KBR may be found on its website at

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Artistic impression of Texas LNG’s planned liquefaction facilities.

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