Train 2 of Cameron LNG liquefaction project begins commercial operations

Train 2 of Cameron LNG liquefaction project begins commercial operations
Photo: Sempra Energy

Sempra LNG, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, has announced that Cameron LNG's second train of the liquefaction-export infrastructure project in Hackberry, La., has begun commercial operations under Cameron LNG's tolling agreements.

Lisa Glatch, chief operating officer of Sempra LNG and board chair for Cameron LNG, said:

"We are excited that our first liquefaction project is nearing completion and we couldn't be more pleased that Cameron LNG is already contributing to position the U.S. as one of the top LNG-producing countries in the world. We are looking forward to achieving commercial operations of the third and final train of Phase 1 while maintaining the same remarkable safety record the project has achieved thus far."

Train 3 remains on track to start initial liquefied natural gas (LNG) production in the second quarter of 2020 and to commence commercial operations in the third quarter of 2020. The facility's first liquefaction train started commercial operations in August 2019.

Phase 1 of the Cameron LNG export project includes the first three liquefaction trains that will enable the export of approximately 12 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of LNG, or approximately 1.7 billion cubic feet per day.

Mark Coscio, McDermott's Senior Vice President for North, Central and South America, said:

"Congratulations to the project team whose focus on execution excellence continues to move the Cameron LNG project forward with this significant accomplishment. Together, we will focus on efficient project delivery and the highest of quality as we work to complete the final of the three trains for the project."

Cameron LNG is jointly owned by affiliates of Sempra LNG, Total, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Japan LNG Investment, LLC., a company jointly owned by Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), following its substantial completion.