The United States Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles said its personnel conducted a facility safety inspection at Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG facility as it prepares to load the first cargo.
The Coast Guard has regulatory jurisdiction in the Marine Transfer Area (MTA) for all waterfront facilities handling LNG in bulk quantities to or from a vessel.
The safety inspection included a review of the facility’s design, construction, equipment, operations, maintenance, personnel training and firefighting systems, the Coast Guard said in its statement.
Cameron LNG also submitted its marine operations manual and emergency manual to the Coast Guard for examination.
William Hickey, MSU Lake Charles’ chief of prevention, said, “thanks to the transparent communication and diligent preparation by Cameron LNG, the inspection went smoothly, and we applaud Cameron LNG’s ongoing commitment to safety.”
San Diego-based Sempra Energy initiated the commissioning of the first liquefaction train at the facility under construction in Hackberry, Louisiana.
Phase 1 of the Cameron LNG liquefaction-export project, which includes the first three liquefaction trains, is a $10 billion facility with a projected export capability of 12 million tonnes per annum of LNG, or approximately 1.7 billion cubic feet per day.
All three trains are expected to be producing LNG in 2019, Sempra said in an earlier statement.