Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG export project on schedule

Houston-based LNG player Cheniere filed construction activities report with FERC for its Stage 1 Stage 2 Sabine Pass LNG export terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana that occurred during the month of March 2015.

Stage 1 engineering and procurement are 100% complete. Subcontract and direct hire construction work are 65% and 73.4% complete, respectively. Stage 1 overall project completion is 87.2% against the plan of 87.9%, the company said in its filing.

Stage 2 engineering is now 99.6% complete. Procurement is 90.2% complete, while subcontract and direct hire construction work are 38.3% and 23.5% complete, respectively. Overall project completion for Stage 2 is 62.6% against the plan of 64.4%.

During March, Train 1 worked on aboveground pipe installation and pipe testing in refrigeration units, and cold box areas, including cable pulling and termination to support pre-commissioning of the compressor substation and the propane substation. Also, Train 1 completed the lube oil flushes on the propane refrigeration compressor units and restoration for the flush of ethylene refrigeration compressor unit, and continued with the flush of methane refrigeration compressor unit. Train 2 worked on aboveground piping and electrical installation in all areas.

Train 3 worked on aboveground pipe installation in the propane condenser pipe rack, cryo pipe rack, and piping under refrigeration compressor table top. Train 4 worked on above ground pipe installation under the compressor table top and at the propane condenser pipe rack and cryo pipe rack.

Actual project progress continues to support the achievement of the scheduled substantial completion dates for Trains 1 and 2, which remain as February 2016 and June 2016, respectively. Trains 3 and 4 substantial completion dates are April 2017 and August 2017.

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LNG World News Staff; Image: Cheniere

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