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    Sempra Names LNG Team Bosses


The US company is pursuing projects totalling 45mn mt/yr output capacity.

by: William Powell

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Sempra Names LNG Team Bosses

US Sempra Energy CEO Jeffrey Martin announced March 18 that Justin Bird has been named president and Lisa Glatch the  COO of Sempra LNG. He said this was a "powerful combination as we work to become North America's premier energy infrastructure company." It has shares in projects totalling 45mn mt/yr of output capacity.

Both Bird and Glatch will be reporting to Carlos Ruiz Sacristan, chairman and CEO of Sempra North American Infrastructure.

"We are well positioned to serve the growing Atlantic and Pacific markets with five strategically located development projects that will provide direct access to clean and reliable natural gas," said Ruiz Sacristan. "Justin and Lisa bring extensive expertise in developing infrastructure projects, marketing capacity, financing, engineering and construction. With their leadership, our LNG business is on solid footing for continued disciplined growth."

Bird led the continued development of Sempra's five LNG projects when he was chief development officer for Sempra North American Infrastructure and previously led the $7.4bn project financing of the Cameron LNG project in  Hackberry, Louisiana. In his new role, Bird will focus on marketing and project development.

Glatch has more than 30 years of engineering and construction experience, as well as the management of multibillion-dollar projects and will be responsible for engineering and construction, project controls, human resources, external affairs and operations for Sempra LNG. She also will continue to serve as the board chair for Cameron LNG.

Glatch joined Sempra Energy in 2018 as strategic initiatives officer and her primary focus has been to support the completion of Cameron LNG's Phase 1, the $10b joint-venture liquefaction project that is being built, of which Sempra Energy owns 50%.