Gas, New Projects, On-Site Power

Second gas liquefaction train at Cameron LNG readying for operation

EPC firm McDermott International and partner Chiyoda International Corp. announced that the second train at its Cameron liquefied natural gas project has reached the final commissioning stage.

Pipeline feed gas has been introduced into Train 2 at the LNG export facility near Houston. Train 1 went into operation earlier this year.

The feed gas introduction is an early step liquefaction of natural gas from pipelines. McDermott and Chiyoda were EPC contractors on the Cameron LNG project, which is jointly owned by Sempra LNG, Mitsui & Co. and Japan LNG investment, the latter a joint venture of Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK)..

“Congratulations to the entire Cameron LNG project team which continues to make strides on this project and remains focused on providing stellar project delivery as we reach another notable milestone,” said Mark Coscio, McDermott’s senior vice president for North, Central and South America.

Start of the EPC phase for Cameron dates back to 2014. The project includes three liquefaction trains with a projected export of 12 million tonnes per year of LNG, or approximately 1.7 billion cubic feet per day.

The LNG facilities can take U.S.-produced natural gas and liquefy for safe shipping worldwide. Much of the LNG can be transported to utilities globally which can use it for power generation purposes or heating.

Sempra LNG is an affiliate of San Diego-based utility holding company Sempra Corp.

(Rod Walton is content director for Power Engineering and POWERGEN International. He can be reached 918-831-9177 and [email protected]).