Calcasieu Pass LNG project gets first liquefaction equipment

Venture Global LNG’s Calcasieu Pass project is pushing forward with construction and it received last week the first liquefaction equipment at its site in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. 

Calcasieu Pass LNG project gets liquefaction equipment
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Venture Global said in a statement it started setting in place two brazed aluminum heat exchangers, also known as cold boxes, on Thursday.

US LNG engineer Chart Industries supplied the cold boxes, which are the first of eighteen that will be part of the Calcasieu Pass liquefaction process system.  

Chart delivered the cold boxes more than four months ahead of schedule and ten months after the project’s final investment decision, according to the statement.

Venture Global says the installation of the first modules is an “important milestone” for the project consisting of eighteen mid-scale, modular liquefaction trains.

The trains are factory-fabricated in Italy by Baker Hughes.

Calcasieu Pass LNG project gets liquefaction equipment
Image: Venture Global LNG

The Calcasieu Pass LNG export plant, with a price tag of about $4.5 billion, will have a capacity of 10 million tonnes per year.

Venture Global plans to launch the facility in the autumn of 2022.

Besides this project, the US company is also developing the 20 MTPA Plaquemines liquefaction plant and the 20 MTPA Delta LNG project, both located in Louisiana.

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