Published On: Sun, Jan 19th, 2020

Freeport LNG project : Train 2 begins commercial operation

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McDermott International and its partners and Zachry Group have started commercial operation of the second train of the LNG project in , owned by Freeport LNG Development.

Train 2 of the LNG export project began production in December 2019 and subsequently shipped its first commissioning cargo.

Developed on Quintana Island in Freeport, the will have a capacity of producing over 20mtpa of LNG from four liquefaction trains.

– McDermott – Senior Vice President for North, Central and South America said: “We continue to advance the Freeport LNG Project with another significant accomplishment, the commercial operation of Train 2.

“Congratulations to the joint venture project team who has maintained a commitment to safety and quality. Now we turn our full attention to delivery of the final train.”

Freeport LNG export project Train 2 achieves commercial operation

Freeport LNG export project Train 2 achieves commercial operation. Photo courtesy of Freeport LNG Development, L.P.

Zachry Group is leading the joint venture and has been partnered by McDermott for the Pre-FEED in 2011, and later on, the FEED works to support the early development stage for Trains 1 and 2 of the LNG export project. Chiyoda entered into the joint venture partnership for work associated with Train 3.

The project scope covers three pre- trains, a liquefaction facility made up of three trains, a second loading berth apart from a 165,000 m3 full containment LNG storage tank.

The joint venture said that Train 3 of the Freeport LNG project continues to be on track to maintain its previously announced schedule, with initial production of LNG slated for the first quarter of this year.

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