Production at the first liquefaction train of Chevron’s giant Gorgon LNG facility on Barrow Island in Western Australia has restarted.
“Production on Gorgon LNG Train 1 was temporarily halted for minor maintenance last week. LNG production has resumed safely, ” a Chevron spokesman said in an emailed statement on Monday.
“Train 2 production is unaffected and continues to ramp up,” the spokesman added.
This shutdown was the third for the US$54 billion LNG project that shipped its first cargo of the chilled fuel on March 21.
The LNG facility faced two production interruptions in March and July this year, however, production at Train 1 has been back online since end July.
Chevron’s chairman and CEO John Watson recently announced that the second liquefaction train started producing LNG while the construction of the third train is “progressing well.”
Once in full production, the Gorgon LNG facility is expected to have a capacity of 15.6 million mt/year.
The Gorgon LNG project is operated by Chevron that owns a 47.3 percent stake, while other shareholders are ExxonMobil (25 percent), Shell (25 percent), Osaka Gas (1.25 percent), Tokyo Gas (1 percent) and Chubu Electric Power (0.417 percent).
LNG World News Staff