Venture Global LNG Inc. has selected KBR Inc. to lead the first phase of construction for its Plaquemines liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in a surprise announcement just months after KBR said it would exit the energy business. 

Venture Global said as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor KBR would “integrate highly modularized, owner-furnished equipment” for the 10 million metric tons/year (mmty) terminal proposed for Plaquemines Parish, LA.  

“They recognize that our innovation of mid-scale, modular trains manufactured in a factory setting and delivered complete to site is revolutionizing this industry,” said Venture Global CEO Mike Sabel of KBR.

Venture Global is currently constructing the 10 mmty Calcasieu Pass LNG terminal in...