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    Venture Global Receives First Two Trains


First two of 18 trains arrived two months ahead of schedule

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Venture Global Receives First Two Trains

US LNG developer Venture Global said November 10 it had taken delivery of the first two 0.6mn mt/yr liquefaction trains for its 18-train, 10mn mt/yr Calcasieu Pass LNG terminal under construction in Louisiana.

The two mid-scale modular trains and mixed refrigerant compressor skids were shipped to the Cameron Parish site from Baker Hughes’ manufacturing facility in Avenza, Italy more than two months ahead of the contractual delivery date. Each train was unloaded and positioned on its foundation in less than a day, Venture Global said.

The two trains (shown on arrival, photo courtesy Venture Global) will now be connected to their companion brazed aluminum heat exchangers, or cold boxes, eight of which are already installed on site.

“Venture Global LNG is proud to demonstrate continued execution of the strategy we pioneered,” CEO Mike Sabel said. “Our factory-fabricated, modular liquefaction trains enable us to deliver the fastest construction schedule in the LNG industry while driving dramatic risk reductions across the entire project.”

Besides the 18 trains for the Calcasieu Pass project, Venture Global has also contracted Baker Hughes to provide an identical 36 trains for its 20mn mt/yr Plaquemines LNG project south of New Orleans.