Driftwood LNG LLC, owned by Tellurian Inc., is developing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) production and export terminal on the west bank of the Calcasieu River, south of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Once complete, the terminal will be able to export up to twenty-seven million, six hundred thousand tonnes of LNG per year to customers worldwide.
Driftwood has a Lump-Sum Turn Key (LSTK) Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract with Bechtel that guarantees cost, performance and schedule after Notice To Proceed (NTP) is issued. It has received all significant permits required for construction and operation, has progressed the engineering design to ~30% complete, and has completed the purchase and lease of approximately 1,200 acres of real estate ensuring an ideal construction site with ample laydown area for equipment and deep-water access for shipping. In April of 2021 a Limited Notice To Proceed (LNTP) was issued to Bechtel to initiate on-site demolition and civil site preparation activities, as well as the construction of critical foundations.
Driftwood LNG will create approximately ~6,500 construction jobs, and ~400 operational jobs.
Driftwood LNG Proposed
Fully-wrapped EPC contract
Draft FERC Environmental Impact Statement
Final FERC Environmental Impact Statement
Final FERC Order
DOE license to export to non-FTA countries
Completed open seasons on pipelines
Executed Phase 1 LNG SPAs
Secure project financing
Driftwood LNG Location
Driftwood LNG artist illustration