Cameron LNG has begun LNG production from the third and final liquefaction train of its Phase 1 liquefaction-export project in Hackberry, Louisiana, according to a statement from Sempra LNG, which is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy.

Justin Bird, CEO of Sempra LNG, said: “Congratulations to the entire Cameron LNG team for reaching this last major milestone toward full commercial operations for Phase 1 of this critical energy infrastructure facility.”

Cameron LNG is jointly owned by affiliates of Sempra LNG, TOTAL S.A., Mitsui & Co., Ltd, and Japan LNG Investment, LLC, a company jointly owned by Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha. Sempra Energy indirectly owns 50.2 per cent of Cameron LNG.

Bird added: “We look forward to the completion of this world-class LNG facility that will be an outlet for exporting abundant US natural gas to world markets. Sempra LNG is proud of the thousands of engineering and construction jobs and millions of tax revenues the project has provided to Southwest Louisiana. As the construction phase of the project concludes with a remarkable record of over 88 million hours without a lost time incident, we are confident in Cameron LNG’s commitment to operating safely and continuing to support the local economy and community that has welcomed us since day one.”

Sempra said commercial operations for Train 3 under Cameron LNG’s tolling agreements “remain on track to begin in 3Q20”. Cameron LNG achieved commercial operations of Train 1 and Train 2 in August 2019 and February 2020, respectively.

EPC contractor McDermott’s Senior Vice President for North, Central and South America, Mark Coscio, said: “I applaud the hard work and commitment of the entire joint venture project team whose focus on safety and delivery during this dynamic time brought Train 3 to the state of producing LNG.” 

Coscio added: “The teamwork and diligence they have placed on safety and health as we navigate through the current COVID-19 pandemic has enabled us to continue our operations and deliver the project.”

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20th May 2020