Cheniere Texas Project Hits Milestone

Cheniere Texas Project Hits Milestone
Train 2 of Cheniere's Corpus Christi LNG liquefaction project has achieved substantial completion.

Cheniere Energy, Inc. reported Monday that Train 2 of its Corpus Christi liquefaction project achieved substantial completion on Aug. 28, 2019.

Having reached substantial completion, Train 2 has completed the commissioning phase, Cheniere noted in a written statement. Moreover, the liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer and exporter stated that it has assumed care, custody and control of Train 2 from engineering, procurement and construction firm Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Inc.

The latest milestone marks the seventh liquefaction train that Cheniere, its subsidiaries and Bechtel have declared substantially complete at Cheniere’s LNG’s facilities on the U.S. Gulf Coast: at Corpus Christi and Sabine Pass in Texas and Louisiana, respectively, Cheniere stated. The company added that each train has been completed ahead of schedule and within project budgets.

Cheniere noted that it anticipates a May 2020 first commercial delivery from Train 2. At that time, the terms of LNG sale and purchase agreements with Electricite de France, S.A., Iberdrola, S.A., Naturgy Energy Group S.A., PT Pertamina (Persero) and Woodside Energy Trading Singapore Pte Ltd. commence, Cheniere added.

A third train at Corpus Christi is under construction and should reach completion in the second half of 2021, Cheniere states on its website. The three trains will boast up to 13.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG production capacity.

At Sabine Pass Cheniere operates five liquefaction trains, but the company announced in June that it will build a sixth train. The additional train will raise Sabine Pass’ nominal production capacity to 27 mtpa of LNG, according to Cheniere.

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