TLA selected the ICA Fluor – IHI consortium to execute engineering, procurement, and construction for the project in Altamira, a port city in the Gulf Coast state of Tamaulipas.
IHI was technical leader, and ICA Fluor was overall project manager and provider of local services. ICA Fluor, the leading industrial engineering company in Mexico, is owned by Fluor Corporation and Empresas ICA Sociedad Controladora. IHI, (Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.) is headquartered in Japan. The contract value for the consortium was approximately US$ 250 million.
The LNG was stored in two aboveground 150,000 cubic meters, full-containment tanks and then vaporized for export via pipeline. The vapor-handling system utilized a single centrifugal compressor with inlet guide vanes and a single recondenser, with a train-oriented HP pump and a seawater-heated open rack vaporizer configuration, to meet the maximum 70 bara, minimum 10 °C, pipeline send-out requirements.
Project execution included responsibility for complete commissioning, cool-down, and start-up of all the LNG terminal facilities to process a nominal 500-million standard cubic feet per day (scfd) and peak 760 million scfd.
Engineering for the project was carried out mainly in Mexico, and construction presented regional employment opportunities for approximately 1,500 construction workers at the peak with approximately 3.6 million craft work hours.