Across the Sempra family of companies, our strategic focus on technology and innovation powers progress. This is due to the hard work of Sempra engineers whose creativity and work ethic positively impact the communities we serve and help Sempra Energy lead the global energy transition.
This National Engineers Week, meet Rob Webber whose work with LNG empowers the next generation of thoughtful innovators.
Robert Webber is LNG engineering manager for Sempra LNG, responsible for the Phase 1 Energía Costa Azul (ECA) LNG export project in Mexico.
Prior to joining the ECA LNG project, Robert was the lead process engineer for the Cameron LNG export facility in Hackberry, Louisiana.
“The project I am most proud of is the Cameron LNG project,” said Webber. “It was a very large and complex project and I was fortunate enough to be involved from the very first phase of design all the way through to start-up and performance testing. It was extremely satisfying to see many years of design and planning successfully come to fruition.”
Cameron LNG began commercial operations in 2019 and was developed to meet the growing demand for energy around the world with three liquefaction trains to safely process and load LNG supplies onto ships. With many countries still reliant on polluting energy sources such as coal, LNG presents a lower-carbon alternative to aid in the overall global energy transition.
With 12 years of professional experience dedicated to the LNG industry, Webber has served in various engineering roles in all phases of project development and construction of natural gas liquefaction plants—giving Webber the chance to make a widespread impact.
“My favorite thing about engineering is the constant opportunity to learn new things and work with cutting edge technology to make a genuine impact in the world and on people’s lives. The projects I work on provide energy to thousands, if not millions, of people around the world, which gives me a genuine sense of purpose in what I do.”