LNG export project to create 3,000 new construction jobs, deliver natural gas to international markets.
More than 300 community, business and international leaders, along with several federal, state and local elected officials, took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new $10 billion liquefaction export facilities at Cameron LNG in Hackberry, La. The project is being developed by a joint venture formed by Sempra Energy's Sempra LNG unit, GDF SUEZ S.A., Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corporation, through a related company jointly established with Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha.
"Today is a special day for all of us at Cameron LNG," said Farhad Ahrabi, CEO of Cameron LNG. "We are proud to kick off construction alongside elected leaders from Louisiana, community members who have supported this project since day one, our Cameron LNG partners and our dedicated employees that have helped make this project a reality. All of us at Cameron LNG are committed to developing this project in a safe and responsible way, respecting and protecting the environment and the people. We look forward to 2018 when the first LNG cargo is loaded and on its way to global markets."