Bechtel starts construction on Taiwan’s largest LNG storage tanks

US-based contractor Bechtel, CPC Corporation and Ming Rong Yuan Business Co Ltd (MRY) have broken ground on the project to design and build LNG tanks for the CPC Taichung Phase III LNG import terminal in Taichung, Taiwan.

To meet increasing demand for natural gas and to enhance the stability of natural gas supplies in Taiwan, CPC is expanding its facility to include two full containment tanks and associated regasification facilities.

In this project, Bechtel will carry out engineering, procurement and construction of two 180,000-cu-m full containment LNG tanks. This is believed to be Taiwan’s largest LNG storage tanks ever built.

CPC aims to meet Taiwan’s clean energy aspirations by rapidly expanding the LNG import terminals in the country to support the move from coal to natural gas as its primary transitional source of energy for the near future.

“Today marks another important step toward meeting the increasing demand for natural gas. Together with CPC Corporation and MRY, we are delivering cleaner, greener and safer energy to Taiwan, supporting both their energy growth and security,” said Paul Marsden, president of Bechtel Energy.

“To power the needs of the world, we need LNG and storage capability which is what we are doing here on this site today, by celebrating the start of construction on the largest storage tanks ever to be built in Taiwan.”

Edited on 5 Sept 2022: More pictures have been added to this story.