Cheniere Energy has commissioned a sixth liquefaction train at its Sabine Pass terminal in Louisiana, US, taking the total production capacity to 30 million tpa.
Engineering company Bechtel has constructed the facility and will transfer the completed train to Cheniere. They expect to do so in Q1 2022, a year ahead of schedule. Full notice to proceed on Sabine Pass Train 6 was issued to Bechtel by Cheniere in June 2019.
‘This milestone is yet another impressive achievement by the Bechtel and Cheniere teams who continue to safely commission and bring our LNG trains online ahead of schedule and within project budgets,’ says Jack Fusco, chairman, president and CEO of Cheniere Partners. “’With global economic activity increasing and the winter season approaching in key LNG markets around the world, providing additional supplies of reliable LNG can help companies, countries and communities around the world during this high-demand period.’
Meanwhile the company has announced another LNG sales and purchase agreement (SPA) between its marketing subsidiary and Foran Energy Group, a Chinese city gas company. The binding, 20-year SPA will see Foran purchase 300,000 tpa of LNG from Cheniere from January 2023. The LNG purchase price will be indexed to the Henry Hub price, plus a fee.