Sempra says no change in Cameron LNG export plans

Cameron LNG (Image courtesy of the Port of Lake Charles)

Sempra Energy’s Cameron LNG export project remains “on schedule” to start shipping the chilled fuel from its first two liquefaction trains next year, according to Chief Executive Debra Reed.

To remind, CCJV, a joint venture between CB&I and Chiyoda and the project’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors, said last year that the project was facing delays due to rain and flooding at their Baton Rouge, Louisiana facility.

Cameron JV had originally expected all three trains to be in service by the end of 2018. However, due to the bad weather, start-up of the first train was moved to mid-2018 with the second train scheduled to start up by late 2018 and the third train to follow in mid-2019.

“Ourselves and our partners and our contractors are committed to that timeline,” Reed said during Sempra’s first-quarter results conference call on Tuesday.

Sempra’s President Joe Householder said he had discussions with the Chief Executive of CB&I Phil Asherman over the weekend and “there is no change in the dates they gave us and we gave you last fall.”

“The commitment of each of our partners and customers to get the project into operation and finished is completely there… We are all going to the site to view the progress next month, and we are all engaged in getting this important project done,” Householder said.

Sempra and its partners in the Cameron LNG export project are currently building the first three liquefaction trains with a nameplate capacity of 13.9 million tons per annum.

The JV partners are also planning to expand the facility to include up to two additional liquefaction trains raising the project’s capacity to nearly 25 Mtpa,

Cameron LNG is a joint venture owned by affiliates of Sempra Energy, Engie, Mitsui & Co. and Japan LNG Investment, a joint venture formed by units of Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha.

 

LNG World News Staff

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