Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG export project progresses

Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG unit filed a report with FERC covering activities of the Sabine Pass Liquefaction Stage 1 and Stage 2 projects during the month of January 2015. 

The filing reveals that stage 1 (Train 1 and 2) engineering and procurement are 100% complete. Subcontract and direct hire construction work are 58.6% and 63.7% complete, respectively. Stage 1 overall project completion is 83.1% against the plan of 84.1%.

Stage 2 (Train 3 and 4) engineering is now 96.8% complete while procurement is 82.3% complete. Subcontract and direct hire construction work are 34.8% and 17.9% complete, respectively. Overall project completion for stage 2 is 56.5% against the plan of 57.5%.

During January, Train 1 completed the lube oil flush on the first circuit of the ethylene refrigeration compressors, as well as the erection of the first WHRU. Cable to both Train 1 compressor substation and propane substation was pulled with cable terminations in progress. Train 2 continued to install compressor inlet and outlet ventilation ducts and motors on cryo air coolers.

Construction in Train 3 continued with aboveground pipe installation in the propane condenser rack and began cable tray installation in the acid gas removal area pipe rack. Train 4 completed the last concrete pour on refrigeration compressor table top and commenced installation of above ground piping. In OSBL, the dry gas flare KO drum was set and steel installation at utility substation commenced.

Cheniere said that the 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 completion dates are April 2017 and August 2017.

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LNG World News Staff; Image: Cheniere