HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cheniere Energy is now in process of constructing their Sabine Pass Liquefaction LNG export facility, the first approved LNG export facility in the continental United States and one of the largest single industrial investments in the nation’s history. Located along Sabine Pass in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, SPL is developing six LNG liquefaction trains to export natural gas to waiting clients worldwide.
This project required permit approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and numerous other federal and state regulatory agencies. Key to the project’s permits is compensatory wetland mitigation, required to offset unavoidable fill to waters of the United States. RES was selected to supply over 800 acres of restored, enhanced and conserved wetlands in the State of Louisiana during all three phases of project permitting. In each phase, RES presented several wetland mitigation solution alternatives and was ultimately awarded the supply of each phase independently. RES aided SPL throughout the permitting process via supporting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permitting process to substantiate proposed mitigation solutions.
“Cheniere is dedicated to restoring and preserving the marsh environment and coastline in southwest Louisiana. Part of Cheniere’s success can be attributed to working with RES. They are a high quality wetland mitigation provider that works closely with regulating agencies to provide successful mitigation solutions,” said Catherine Rourke, Vice President of Health, Safety, and Environmental at Cheniere Energy.
RES develops and supplies ecological offsets to help developers obtain required permits for unavoidable project-related impacts. RES has restored and conserved more than 40,000 acres of wetlands, streams, and ecologically-sensitive habitats. For more information, visit www.res.us.