Clough’s U.S. subsidiary CH·IV has been awarded a contract for the engineering and design to be included in Freeport LNG’s application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which seeks authorisation to add a fourth LNG train to the Freeport LNG facility.

The first three trains are currently under construction in Texas, USA. The fourth train will add production capacity of an additional five million tonnes of LNG per annum, increasing the total export capacity of the Freeport facility to twenty million tonnes of LNG per year.

Freeport LNG submitted a pre-filing request with FERC in May 2015, to begin the environmental review of Train 4, and expects to file the formal application with FERC in November 2015. The regulatory process can be the most exacting, time-consuming critical-path element of any project development and to keep this process under control, Freeport LNG will rely on CH·IV’s LNG expertise and experience in the area of engineering and FERC filing support.

“CH·IV assisted Magnolia LNG through FERC and permitting approvals and we are delighted to see this successful relationship continue through the owners engineer award,” says Jeffrey Beale, President of CH·IV.

“CH·IV is also very proud of the long-standing relationship we have had with the Freeport LNG team as they have moved from worldclass LNG import operation to soon to become world-class LNG export facility. We are honoured to be supporting Freeport’s further expansion with the fourth train.”

CH·IV has also been selected to fulfil the role of owner’s engineer for the engineering, procurement and construction phase of the Magnolia LNG Project in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. The contract will see CH·IV, supported by Clough, provide technical and project execution support personnel to Magnolia, overseeing engineering, procurement and construction contractor KSJV, as the project moves through detailed design, construction,
commissioning and start-up.

Magnolia LNG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, is developing the 8 million tonne per annum mid-scale LNG facility using its highly efficient and patented Optimised Single Mixed Refrigerant LNG process technology.

“This project will realise the synergies of the Clough and CH·IV relationship with CH·IV providing high value consultancy and engineering expertise, supported by Clough’s global oil and gas engineering capability,” says Jeffrey.

Clough’s Executive Vice President of Global Products and Services, Thomas Dockray said this was a key milestone for the Group.

“This award recognises CH·IV’s capabilities and experience in the global oil and gas market. CH·IV has specialist LNG knowledge supported by a results-driven culture focused on delivering success for their clients,” concludes Thomas.


CH·IV International was established in 1991 and has offices in Hanover, Maryland and Houston, Texas. CH·IV provides consulting services to LNG asset developers, regulators, facility owners, operators and lenders to ensure assets are designed, developed, constructed and operated safely and in accordance with codes, regulations, and the project’s technical and commercial specifications.

CH·IV specialises in the provision of LNG engineering and consulting services to the global LNG sector including North America, Asia, Africa, Europe, the Pacific Rim, and South America.

The company provides the full spectrum of LNG consulting and design services from feasibility through to operation. Specialised LNG products and services include import and export terminals, small scale and peakshaving facilities, regulatory support and production engineering and consulting.

In 2014 CH·IV was acquired by Clough. CH·IV continues to act independently and is now able to leverage complementary skills and synergies across the entire LNG spectrum to provide a significantly strengthened LNG service to clients.