Rio Grande LNG slates workshops for local businesses

HARLINGEN — Rio Grande LNG is hosting a free workshop this afternoon geared to inform local businesses about how they can benefit and be part of the proposed project.

Rio Grande LNG will hold the workshop in Harlingen from 2 to 5 p.m. today, at the University Center Auditorium on the campus of Texas State Technical College.

The company is in the process of applying to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to build a natural gas liquefaction export facility at the Port of Brownsville. The terminal would provide natural gas liquefaction, export and vessel and truck loading services.

During this workshop — which is free, but organizers are requesting RSVPs — those attending will be introduced to the LNG project, including an explanation of the goods and services needed during construction and operations. In that sense, the workshop will attempt to help businesses understand the qualification process in order to bid on work.

Among the examples of goods and services Rio Grande LNG will need if the project is approved, includes fuel, transportation, telecommunications, landscaping, office supplies, security, waste management, recycling, medical services, utility work, roofing, insulation, concrete, pump trucks, rental equipment, surveying and welding, among many other needs.

Workshops also have been and are being held in other communities, including South Padre Island, Brownsville and McAllen.

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