McDermott International, Inc., (with its joint venture partners, Chiyoda International Corporation and Zachry Group), has announced that Train 3 of the Freeport LNG Liquefaction project on Quintana Island in Freeport, Texas, has reached the final commissioning stage.

The project scope includes three pre-treatment trains, a liquefaction facility with three trains, a second loading berth and a 165,000 m3 full containment LNG storage tank. Freeport LNG Train 3 is on track to reach initial LNG production in the first quarter of 2020.

It said this includes the introduction of feed gas into Train 3 of the liquefaction export facility, which marks what it described as “a significant accomplishment for the project” as the team works to complete the final train for the project. 

The Freeport LNG facility incorporates the largest electric motor-driven refrigeration compressors in the US and (once fully completed and commercially operational), “will significantly improve North America’s energy export capabilities”, according to McDermott. 

Mark Coscio, McDermott’s Senior Vice President for North, Central and South America, said: “Congratulations to the entire team for upholding the high safety and quality standards for which we’re known. We have achieved substantial completion for Trains 1 and 2, and now focus on delivering Train 3 as it transitions from construction phase to start up.”

McDermott said it partnered with Zachry Group as the joint venture lead for the Pre-FEED in 2011, followed by FEED works to support the early development stage of the project as a one-stop shop solution provider for Trains 1 and 2. Later, it said Chiyoda joined the joint venture partnership for work related to Train 3. 

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11th March 2020