The expansion project will help Cheniere transform the current Sabine Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal into the first LNG terminal that is able to import and export LNG in the country.

Under the contract, GE will supply 12 units of PGT25+G4 aeroderivative gas turbines to power the first two liquefaction trains of the
under-construction expansion project.

Cheniere is constructing each train to have a production capacity of about 4.5 million metric tons per annum (mtpa) of LNG.

The company has already secured approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionFederal Energy Regulatory Commission to construct the third and the fourth liquefaction train at the project site.

Cheniere is expecting to reach the final investment decision on the two trains in the first quarter of 2013 and start developing them soon after.