Cameron LNG Train 3 Starts Commercial Operations
McDermott International on August 10 announced the beginning of commercial operation of Train 3 at Cameron LNG, which is jointly owned by Sempra LNG, Total, Mitsui & Co., and Japan LNG Investment, a company jointly owned by Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK).
McDermott and Japan’s Chiyoda have provided the engineering, procurement and construction for the Cameron LNG project since the project's initial award in 2014. The project includes three liquefaction trains with a projected export of 12mn metric tons/year.
Cameron LNG partners took a final investment decision on the $10bn project in 2014. The first train entered service in August 2019, while the second train began commercial operations in March this year. The 5mn mt/yr train, the third at the facility, produced its first commissioning LNG in May.
A two-train expansion of the facility, to add 10mn mt/yr of liquefaction capacity and two additional storage tanks, was approved in July 2016, but Cameron LNG’s partners have yet to make a final investment decision on the expansion.