Sempra still sees 2019 startup for three Cameron LNG trains

Cameron LNG Trains 1‐3 (Image courtesy of Sempra Energy)

US-based energy company Sempra Energy still expects to fire up all three trains at its Cameron liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Louisiana during the course of the next year.

The project has been previously delayed due to a dispute with Cameron LNG’s contractor, CCJV, the joint venture between CB&I and Chiyoda.

“We are making great progress with Cameron trains one through three… We continue to expect all three trains to be producing LNG in 2019,” Sempra’s chief executive Jeff Martin said on Monday during a conference discussing Sempra’s first-quarter results.

At the end of last year, Sempra and CCJV reached a settlement agreement to resolve all claims regarding the LNG project.

“We continue to believe this agreement puts both the contractor and Sempra in a stronger position to meet the current schedule,” he said, adding that the company was pleased with the recent shareholder approval to combine McDermott and CB&I as it “improves our contractor’s overall delivery capabilities and financial strength.”

The first three liquefaction trains are expected to have a nameplate capacity of 13.9 million tons per annum.

The JV partners are also planning to expand the facility to include up to two additional liquefaction trains raising the LNG project’s capacity to nearly 25 Mtpa.

Cameron LNG is a joint venture owned by affiliates of Sempra Energy, Engie, Mitsui & Co. and Japan LNG Investment, a joint venture formed by units of Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha.


LNG World News Staff

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