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Cameron LNG fires up third train

The Sempra Energy-led Cameron LNG project has on Monday started producing chilled fuel from the third liquefaction train at its export plant in Louisiana.

This development also marks the last major milestone towards completing the first phase of the LNG export project worth about $10 billion.

The San Diego-based company expects commercial operations for the third train under Cameron LNG’s tolling agreements to begin in the third quarter of 2020.

The first phase of the Cameron LNG project includes three liquefaction trains that will enable the export of about 12 million tonnes per year.

Cameron LNG launched commercial operations at the first train in August 2019 followed by the second liquefaction train in February this year.

The project participants include affiliates of Sempra, Total, Mitsui & Co and Japan LNG Investment, a company held by Mitsubishi Corp and NYK.

Sempra indirectly holds 50.2 per cent of Cameron.

McDermott International and Chiyoda are the lead contractors at the LNG export project.

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