PHOTO COURTESY OF BECHTEL LNG terminals benefit from the low cost of natural gas. Related Links: Main Story: Market Picture Begins to Clear for Top 400 Contractors The surge in shale-gas extraction around the U.S. has caused a worldwide rush to obtain cheap U.S. natural gas. Now, to answer this demand, major energy companies are scrambling to convert existing liquefied natural gas, or LNG, import terminals into export terminals.On Nov. 14, 2011, Houston-based Cheniere Energy awarded Bechtel a $3.9-billion engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for two new liquefaction trains at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Cameron Parish, La.
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.