- Feed gas marks transition from construction to startup
- Project makes strides toward full completion
- Team maintains focus on safety and quality as it delivers Train 3
McDermott International, Inc., with its joint venture partners, ChiyodaInternational Corporation and Zachry Group, announced today that Train 3 of the Freeport LNG Liquefaction project onQuintana Island in Freeport, Texas, has reached the final commissioning stage. This includes the introduction of feed gasinto Train 3 of the liquefaction export facility.
This marks a significant accomplishment for the project as the team works to complete the final train for the project. TheFreeport LNG facility incorporates the largest electric motor-driven refrigeration compressors within the U.S. and, oncefully completed and commercially operational, will significantly improve North America's energy export capabilities.
"Congratulations to the entire team for upholding the high safety and quality standards for which we're known," said MarkCoscio, McDermott's Senior Vice President for North, Central and South America. "We have achieved substantialcompletion for Trains 1 and 2, and now focus on delivering Train 3 as it transitions from construction phase to start up."
Zachry Group, as the joint venture lead, partnered with McDermott for the Pre-FEED in 2011, followed by FEED works to support the early development stage of the project as a one-stop shop solution provider for Trains 1 and 2. Later Chiyodajoined the joint venture partnership for work related to Train 3. The project scope includes three pre-treatment trains, aliquefaction facility with three trains, a second loading berth and a 165,000 m3 full containment LNG storage tank.
Freeport LNG Train 3 is on track to reach initial LNG production in the first quarter of 2020.