Cheniere Energy has announced the substantial completion of the Train 2 at the Corpus Christ LNG liquefaction project.
Substantial completion means that the project has been completed enough so that Cheniere can take over care, custody, and control of Train 2 and begin using it to export LNG.
Cheniere’s EPC partner in the project, Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals, is responsible designing and building three liquefied natural gas trains and related facilities at the Corpus Christi site.
Corpus Christi’s Train 2 received its first commissioning cargo back in July. Cheniere says first commercial delivery is expected to take place in May 2020 to customers that include Électricité de France, S.A., Iberdrola, S.A., Naturgy Energy Group S.A., PT Pertamina (Persero), and Woodside Energy Trading Singapore Pte Ltd.
Through its partnership with Cheniere, Bechtel has now delivered seven LNG trains at two Gulf coast sites – Corpus Christi and Sabine Pass – since 2015. Train 3 is expected to be completed in 2021.
Since 2015, Bechtel has delivered an unprecedented 15 large-scale LNG production trains for customers around the world, including eight trains in Australia. Bechtel-delivered facilities account for roughly one-third of the global LNG capacity, supplying about 61 million tonnes of LNG each year, or enough energy to power more than 85 million homes.
The Corpus Christi Liquefaction project is designed with a production capacity of some 4.5 million metric tons per year of LNG from each of the three trains. It also includes three LNG storage tanks of 10 billion cubic feet capacity and two berths that can accommodate vessels with capacity of up to 267,000 cubic meters.