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Cheniere/Bechtel – EPC of LNG Tanks

Location: Sabine Pass, Louisiana

Bechtel Corporation awarded Matrix Service with the EPC of three 160,000 cubic meter single containment Liquefied Natural Gas tanks for Cheniere Energy Inc. in Sabine Pass, LA. For this iconic project, Matrix Service performed detailed engineering, fabrication and construction of pipe towers to include piping and instrumentation with paint and insulation. The first import terminal tanks are now converted to export tanks.

Single containment tanks

  • 9% nickel inner shell
  • Carbon steel external
  • Each 270’Ø x 160’ tall with self-supported dome roofs

Storage capacity

  • 160,000 m3 (approximately 1M bbls) each


  • 1,400 piles per tank
  • 3' thick pile cap
LNG storage tanks
m3 capacity per tank
thick pile cap

Scope of Work

  • EPC
  • 3 single containment LNG tanks
  • 160,000 cubic meters/1M bbls capacity per tank
  • 1,400 piles/tank foundation
  • 3' thick pile caps
  • All piping associated
160,000 cubic meters per tank
1,400 piles per tank
3 LNG tanks

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