TotalEnergies, World Infrastructure Companions (GIP) NextDecade Company, and their companions, GIC and Mubadala, made the ultimate funding resolution (FID) to develop part 1 of Rio Grande LNG (RGLNG), a pure fuel liquefaction (LNG) venture in South Texas.
This primary part contains 3 liquefaction trains with a complete capability of 17.5 million tons every year (Mtpa) and CAPEX of $14.8 billion. The Engineering, procurement, and development (EPC) contract has been awarded to Bechtel, and commissioning of the plant is scheduled for 2027. The venture might be financed by fairness contributions from the companions and by a debt contribution concluded at the moment with a world banks’ consortium.
Because of this resolution, and in keeping with the phrases of the settlement signed in June, TotalEnergies:
- acquires a 16.67% stake within the joint-venture answerable for this primary part, and can take part in its fairness contributions, for a complete quantity of $1.1 billion.
- will maintain a complete 17.5% stake in NextDecade for a complete quantity of $219 million. A primary tranche of 5.06% was acquired final June, and a second tranche might be acquired within the subsequent few days to extend this stake to 12.47% and a 3rd tranche of 5.03 % shall be acquired earlier than the tip of the 12 months.
- TotalEnergies will even offtake 5.4 Mtpa of LNG from the manufacturing of this part for 20 years.
“We’re delighted with this closing funding resolution that permits us to launch the development of this new LNG liquefaction plant within the Unites States, to which TotalEnergies will contribute its experience within the growth of main LNG initiatives,” mentioned Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies. “This venture offers TotalEnergies entry to aggressive LNG because of its low manufacturing prices. LNG from this primary part will increase TotalEnergies U.S. LNG export capability to over 15 Mtpa by 2030, and thus our potential to contribute to European fuel safety, and to supply prospects in Asia with an alternate type of vitality that’s half as emissive as coal.”
“Having TotalEnergies as a key associate within the Rio Grande LNG venture is an honor. Their long-standing popularity as a pacesetter within the LNG and vitality trade makes this an amazing partnership,” mentioned Matt Schatzman, Chairman and Chief Government Officer of NextDecade. “Working along with TotalEnergies, we will fulfill our mission to ship decrease carbon-intensive LNG to prospects across the globe and we stay up for working collectively as development on Part 1 of Rio Grande LNG begins.”