Venture Global LNG has announced in an online statement that it has “lifted the roof” on the first LNG storage tank at its Calcasieu Pass LNG export facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. When construction is completed, the facility will be capable of exporting a total of 10 million tons of LNG.

CB&I Storage Tank Solutions, a division of McDermott International, is constructing the project’s dual 200,000 cubic-meter tanks. The contractor raised the tank dome in less than 2 hours using 0.25 psi of pressure.

It said in the statement that it “completed the milestone on schedule” some eight months after the project’s final investment decision. The 1.8 million pound tank dome and assembly were air raised into place on April 24.

The export facility’s marine perimeter wall and levee are now also complete, it said in the statement, meaning the site is now secure. 

It also added that Weeks Marine and the project’s EPC contractor, Kiewit, worked together to complete this scope three months ahead of schedule.

It said it will now focus on “the arrival and installation of the project’s modular equipment. The first pipe rack modules have arrived at the site and were installed this month.” 

Equipment for the project’s 720 MW combined cycle gas turbine power plant is scheduled to begin arriving next month.

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28th April 2020