Freeport LNG has started commercial operations for its first liquefaction train, which is part of a multi-train liquefaction facility on Quintana Island near Freeport, Texas.
Commissioning work for Freeport LNG's Train 2 continues to progress with commercial operations expected to start in January. Construction on Freeport LNG's Train 3 is nearly complete with commercial operations expected in May 2020.
Michael Smith, founder, chairman and CEO of Freeport LNG, says: 'This is a significant milestone for Freeport LNG and we now look forward to commencing commercial operations of Trains 2 and 3.'
Freeport's three trains are expected to produce in excess of 15 mtpa and a fourth train is in development. The company has raised just over $1 billion for its Train 4 project which, combined with a contemplated bank facility, will provide the capital required for Train 4. A final investment decision for Train 4 is targeted for the first quarter of 2020. When it comes online, Freeport LNG will rank as the 8th largest LNG facility globally.
A storage innovation pioneerOil price showing remarkable resilience A long road ahead A tipping point: what does climate action look like? The European green deal: changing the storage industry The storage outlook Simulation software: prevention with precision Managing the five stages of project grief Why it pays to line the inside of a storage tank Managing the entire construction lifecycle