Bechtel building largest LNG tanks in Taiwan at CPC import terminal

July 19, 2022
Bechtel will handle engineering, procurement, and construction of two 180,000 cubic-meter full containment LNG tanks at the import terminal. These will be the largest storage tanks in Taiwan

U.S.-based engineering company Bechtel has partnered with Taiwan’s CPC Corporation and engineering firm Ming Rongyuan Yuan Business (MRY) to construct LNG tanks for the CPC Taichung Phase III LNG import terminal in Taiwan.

The companies recently broke ground on the project at the CPC Taichung site.

Bechtel will handle engineering, procurement, and construction EPC) of two 180,000 cubic-meter full containment LNG tanks at the import terminal. These will be the largest storage tanks in Taiwan.

CPC is expanding its Taichung LNG import terminal to add LNG tanks and associated regasification facilities in a bid to meet the growing demand for natural gas in Taiwan and support the country’s transition from coal to natural gas as their primary source of energy in the near future.

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“Today marks another important step toward meeting the increasing demand for natural gas. Together with CPC Corporation and MRY, we are delivering cleaner, greener, and safer energy to Taiwan, supporting both their energy growth and security” said Paul Marsden, President of Bechtel Energy. 

Bechtel has touted LNG as a worldwide transition fuel toward eventual full decarbonization. The company was contracted by LNG supplier Cheniere Energy to handle EPC duties for the Corpus Christi Stage III project along the Texas Gulf Coast.

The CCL State III project would include seven trains with liquefaction capacity of about 1.5 million tons per year.

In April, Tellurian gave Bechtel its notice to proceed with work on first phase of the $25 billion Driftwood LNG terminal in Louisiana’s coastal region.