Calcasieu Pass LNG’s second tank roof lifted
Venture Global LNG raised the second LNG storage tank roof at the company’s Calcasieu Pass LNG export facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.
This major project milestone was completed nearly three months ahead of schedule and comes a mere nine months after the project’s final investment decision (FID).
The contactor air raised the 1.8 million pound tank dome and assembly into place on Tuesday, May 19, less than a month after the raising of the first LNG tank roof on April 24.
The tank dome was raised in one hour and 20 minutes using 0.25 psi of pressure, Venture Global said in its statement.
CB&I Storage Tank Solutions, a division of McDermott International, is constructing the project’s dual 200,000-cbm tanks.
First combined cycle plant modules arrive
Venture Global also received the first modules for the export facility’s 720 MW combined cycle gas turbine power plant at the site.
The contractor has already installed key components of the gas-insulated switchgear (GIS). The site has also begun receiving and setting modules for the air-cooled condenser (ACC).
To remind, the Calcasieu Pass facility is under construction at the intersection of the Calcasieu Ship Channel and the Gulf of Mexico.
Once fully built it will have a 10 mtpa LNG production capacity.