First two trains delivered to Venture Global’s Calcasieu Pass LNG plant
U.S. liquefied natural gas export project developer Venture Global LNG received the first two liquefaction trains at the company’s Calcasieu Pass LNG export facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.
The delivery of 0.6 mtpa LNG trains, fabricated in factories, less than 15 months after the project’s final investment decision represents not only a major project milestone but also a step-change in LNG construction.
The two midscale, modular liquefaction trains and mixed refrigerant compressor skids were shipped to Louisiana from Baker Hughes’s manufacturing facility in Avenza, Italy more than two months ahead of the contractual delivery date.
Each train, delivered complete and ready to install, was unloaded, transported onto the Calcasieu Pass site and positioned on its foundations in less than a day.
The first and second of the project’s eighteen identical trains will now be connected to their respective Chart brazed aluminum heat exchangers, or cold boxes, eight of which are already installed on site.
To remind, the Calcasieu Pass LNG facility located at the intersection of the Calcasieu Ship Channel and the Gulf of Mexico will have a capacity of 10 mtpa of LNG, once fully operational.
Venture Global LNG is developing two additional 20 mtpa LNG projects, the Plaquemines LNG facility south of New Orleans on the Mississippi River and the Delta LNG project, adjacent to Plaquemines.