Golden Pass LNG makes local hiring a priority
Majority of contracts awarded to date are local
June 18, 2019
SABINE PASS, TX – Golden Pass LNG, in partnership with its Engineering, Procurement and Construction contractor CCZ JV, a joint venture between Chiyoda International Corporation, McDermott International and Zachry Group, are making sure local businesses receive priority consideration for work with the new liquefied natural gas export project under construction in Sabine Pass, Texas. CCZ JV has awarded 34 local subcontracts since construction began in May.
Tuesday evening, the project hosted a Local Business Forum at the Port Arthur Civic Center. Businesses in Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Jasper, Newton, Liberty, Tyler and Chambers Counties and the Bolivar Peninsula of Galveston County interested in working with the project are encouraged to register at GoldenPassLNG.com/vendors.
“Our project, along with all of the new development in Southeast Texas right now, is creating an incredible opportunity for local businesses to thrive,” John Fraser, vice president of operations for Golden Pass, said. “With the enthusiasm we’ve received, it’s clear local businesses are excited to join in our growth. And it’s up to us to create the maximum opportunity to ensure our community has the right tools, the right information and the right connections to realize those opportunities.”
At the forum, representatives from CCZ JV and subcontractors were available to talk with local businesses about opportunities, requirements, expectations and timing.
“Golden Pass expects to bring more than $18 billion in business activity to Jefferson County with this project,” said Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick. “It’s important that we prepare local businesses to take advantage of those opportunities by making them aware of what’s out there and making sure they’re prepared to compete for the jobs. Golden Pass’ business outreach efforts are a huge step in meeting that need.”
Construction on the project began in May and will take about five years. The facility is expected to be operational in 2024. Golden Pass expects to support about 19,000 construction jobs over the five-year construction period, with 7,000 workers on site at peak, and more than 200 permanent jobs once the facility is operational. According to an economic impact report conducted by The Perryman Group earlier this year, during construction and over the first 25 years of operations the $10+ billion infrastructure investment is projected to generate up to $34 billion in U.S. economic gains and $5 billion in taxes for the U.S. at local, state and national levels. That includes about $18.7 billion in increased business activity and over $300 million in taxes for Jefferson County alone.
The project will include three liquefaction trains with a total capacity of around 16 million tons of LNG per year, as well as other associated utility systems, interconnections to the existing facility and the expansion of the facility’s storm protection levee system. It will utilize the existing infrastructure, including five 155,000 m3 LNG storage tanks, two marine berths to accommodate the largest LNG carriers, and the existing 69-mile Golden Pass Pipeline system with access to U.S. markets. Additionally, the project contemplates the addition of compressor stations to the existing pipeline to facilitate receipt and redelivery of 2.6 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas supply to the facility.
For more information about the project, visit GoldenPassLNG.com.
About Golden Pass LNG
Golden Pass LNG, owned by affiliates of Qatar Petroleum (70%) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (30%), is constructing a project to add liquefaction and export capabilities to its existing liquefied natural gas terminal in Sabine Pass, Texas. Golden Pass LNG constructed and has operated the existing LNG import facility and distribution pipeline since 2005. For more information, visit: GoldenPassLNG.com.