Cameron LNG export facility, in Hackbury, Louisiana, US, has begun full commercial operations under its existing tolling agreements as train 3, the third and final liquefaction train, is now operating.
Train 2 began commercial operations in February 2020, and Farhad Ahrabi, CEO of Cameron LNG, said then that train 3 was close to completion. The facility exports LNG to customers around the world. All major construction work on train 3 was completed earlier this year, and it began receiving gas flow for testing in late April. In May, train 3 began producing and shipping LNG commissioning cargoes as part of stabilising production and performance testing. It has now received authorisation from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
The three liquefaction trains have a combined export capacity of 12 million TPA of LNG. So far, the facility has shipped more than 6 million tonnes of LNG in almost 100 cargoes.
‘It is a great day for the Cameron LNG family as we commence commercial operations and produce LNG from all three state-of-the-art liquefaction trains. Reaching this monumental milestone would not have been possible without stakeholder trust, a culture of collaboration, transparent and robust leadership, and experienced teams within Cameron LNG and the EPC contractor organisations,’ says Ahrabi.
Cameron LNG is jointly owned by Sempra LNG, Total, Mitsui & Co and Japan LNG Investment, a company jointly owned by Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha.
‘At Sempra LNG, we set a goal of building the leading LNG export business in North America. With Cameron LNG moving to full commercial operations, we are one step closer to that goal. We look forward to continuing to work with customers and partners around the world to achieve their energy transition goals,’ says Justin Bird, CEO of Sempra LNG.
With phase 1 complete, the partners are looking to develop Cameron LNG Phase 2. If it goes ahead, this could include two additional liquefaction trains and up to two additional full containment LNG storage tanks, taking the export capacity to 24.92 million TPA.