LNG Carrier Loads 1st Freeport LNG Commissioning Cargo
Freeport LNG has shipped the first LNG commissioning cargo for Train 1 from its liquefaction facility located on Quintana Island in Freeport, Texas.
Approximately 150,000 cubic meters of LNG were loaded aboard the LNG Jurojin, a 2015-built LNG carrier.
Co-owned by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Kansai Electric Power, the 288-meter-long vessel departed from the Freeport LNG terminal on September 3. It is currently en route to Jebel Ali, according to LNG Jurojin’s AIS data provided by VesselsValue.
“This first cargo loading is another significant step that gets us one step closer towards our start of commercial operations which is anticipated later this month,” Michael Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Freeport LNG, commented.
“We are very pleased that it took less than 45 days to load our first cargo since gas was first introduced to our liquefaction facilities.”
As informed, Freeport’s Train 2 is advancing pre-commissioning to support an in service date of January 2020, while Train 3 is nearing completion to support an in service date of May 2020.
Freeport LNG Development was formed in 2002 to develop, own and operate an LNG terminal on Quintana Island. The terminal started LNG import operations in June 2008 and is scheduled to begin LNG export operations in 2019.