Cheniere’s Sabine Pass LNG hits homestretch
Houston-based LNG player Cheniere recently informed that the overall construction on its Sabine Pass liquefaction project is nearing completion, although slightly behind the projected plan.
According to Cheniere’s filing to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Train 1 and 2 overall project completion is 96.9 percent against the plan of 98.7 percent, while Train 3 and 4 project is at 78.2 percent against the plan of 83.3 percent.
In its November report, Cheniere said Train 1 completed mechanical runs on all six compressors and commenced piping restoration. Startup completed leak checks on the amine and wet/dry gas treatment systems.
The ethylene compressor piping system leak check was underway in preparation to run the ethylene compressors on nitrogen to heat up the waste heat recovery units and commence the dry out process for the system. Insulation of flanges and valves post system leak checks was underway.
Cheniere expects Trains 1 and 2 to achieve substantial completion by March 2016 and June 2016, respectively. Trains 3 and 4 targeted substantial completion dates are April 2017 and August 2017.
However, Genscape, the Kentucky-based commodity and energy market intelligence provider, informed earlier this month that its monitors recorded first substantial deliveries of 46 mmcf of gas to the Sabine Pass liquefaction facility which goes in hand with reports that the first LNG cargo will be dispatched from the facility in January 2016.
LNG World News Staff