Construction on Cameron liquefaction project advances
Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG is moving forward with the construction of its liquefaction and export project in Hackberry, Louisiana.
“In just over a year Cameron LNG has cleared the ground for the liquefaction project and over 800 team members are working on site in two shifts,” the company said in its latest project update.
The project team is currently mostly working on soil stabilization activities that should be completed by the end of December.
Despite setbacks with heavy spring and early summer rains, drilling rigs have completed more than 4,100 of the 19,000 production piles that will serve as the attachment points for the foundations of the project’s three liquefaction trains, Cameron LNG said.
The project team also completed all the piles and foundations for the central pipe rack on Train 1, the foundation for the permanent building that will house Cameron’s construction team, and a dock to allow for barge delivery of large equipment, the company added.
Cameron LNG has recently filed an application with U.S. FERC to increase natural gas processing and liquefaction capability at its terminal under construction in Louisiana.
The expansion project includes two additional liquefaction trains (trains No. 4 and No. 5) and one additional LNG storage tank (tank No. 5) capable of increasing production capacity by 9.97 Mtpa or 1.41 billion cubic feet per day (Bcfd).
If approved, Cameron LNG’s total export capacity will be 24.92 Mtpa, or 3.53 Bcfd.
Cameron LNG is a joint venture owned by affiliates of Sempra Energy, GDF Suez, Mitsui & Co. and Japan LNG Investment, a joint venture formed by affiliates of Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha.
LNG World News Staff; Image: Cameron LNG