McDermott International and its JV partner, Chiyoda International announced that the final commissioning stage has been reached for Train 1 of the Cameron LNG project in Hackberry, Louisiana.
The commissioning includes the introduction of pipeline feed gas into Train 1 of the liquefaction export facility, the precursor for the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The Cameron LNG liquefaction project is located just outside the small southwest Louisiana town of Hackberry straddling the boundary between Calcasieu and Cameron Parish. The facility is just 18 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico.
“We are extremely proud of the Cameron LNG project team for this achievement and their remarkable safety performance,” said Mark Coscio, McDermott’s Senior Vice President for North, Central and South America. “Their accomplishment is more than just a project milestone; it is an impressive feat of engineering and construction. Once Train 1 is fully operational, it will have the capacity to produce 4 million tonnes of LNG per year.”
Since the initial award in 2014, McDermott and Chiyoda, a U.S.-based wholly-owned subsidiary of Chiyoda Corporation, Japan, have provided the engineering, procurement and construction for the Cameron LNG project. The project includes three liquefaction trains with a projected export of 12 million tonnes per annum of LNG, or approximately 1.7 billion cubic feet per day.
Cameron LNG is jointly owned by affiliates of Sempra LNG LLC, Total, Mitsui & Co. Ltd. and Japan LNG Investment, LLC, a company jointly owned by Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK).