March 20, 2019 [Oil&Gas Journal] – Cameron LNG has started production of LNG from Train 1 of its facility in Hackberry, La. In the initial phases, the production is a precursor to a first cargo, which is expected later this quarter, said McDermott International Inc.
Since the initial award in 2014, McDermott and Chiyoda International Corp., a US subsidiary of Japan’s Chiyoda Corp., have provided the engineering, procurement, and construction for the project.
Pipeline feed gas was introduced into Train 1 of the liquefaction export facility in April.
Once fully operational, Train 1 will have the capacity to produce 4 million tonnes/year of LNG. The overall project includes three liquefaction trains with a projected export of 12 million tpy of LNG (1.7 bcfd). An expansion, if undertaken, would include two additional liquefaction trains and as many as two additional full containment LNG storage tanks. The expansion is capable of increasing LNG production capacity by 9.97 million tpy of LNG (1.41 bcfd). If constructed, Cameron LNG’s export capacity will be 24.92 million tpy (3.53 bcfd).
Cameron LNG is jointly owned by affiliates of Sempra LNG LLC, Total SA, Mitsui & Co. Ltd., and Japan LNG Investment LLC, a company jointly owned by Mitsubishi Corp. and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha.