Us LNG export player Cheniere produced the commissioning cargo from the third LNG train at its Sabine Pass liquefaction and export project in Louisiana.
Commenting on the company’s financial results, president and CEO Jack Fusco said the third liquefaction train at the Sabine Pass facility produced its commissioning cargo in January.
Commissioning activities began in September 2016, with the third liquefaction train receiving gas from the Transco pipeline in January.
The company is developing up to six trains at the Sabine Pass terminal with each train expected to have a nominal production capacity of approximately 4.5 million tons per annum of LNG.
The first two trains have already been completed and commissioned with the facility shipping 24 cargoes during the fourth quarter of last year.
The overall project completion percentage for trains 3 and 4 was approximately 95.5 percent, which is ahead of the contractual schedule.
Based on the current construction schedule, Cheniere expects to reach substantial completion for train 3 in the first quarter of 2017 and train 4 in the second half of 2017.
Cheniere added that the construction of its second LNG export project near Corpus Christi, Texas, has reached 49.2 percent completion, ahead of contractual schedule.
The facility will have three liquefaction trains with a nominal capacity of 4 mtpa of LNG each. The completion of the two trains is expected in 2019.
LNG World News Staff