Cheniere Energy, Inc. recently announced the completion of Train 2 of the Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project in the United States.
Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC, a subsidiary of Cheniere Energy, is progressing with a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal at one of Cheniere’s existing sites that was previously permitted for a regasification terminal.
The liquefaction project is designed for three trains with expected aggregate nominal production capacity of up to 13.5 Million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG.
The Corpus Christi site is located on the La Quinta Channel on the northeast side of Corpus Christi Bay in San Patricio County, Texas, on over 1,000 acres owned or controlled by Cheniere and is approximately 15 nautical miles from the coast.
Train 1 is already in operation, while commissioning of Train 2 is complete. Cheniere’s EPC partner Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals, Inc. has turned over care, custody, and control of Train 2 to Cheniere. Train 3 is currently under construction, with an expected completion date in 2H 2021.
Cheniere, its subsidiaries, and Bechtel have declared Substantial Completion on seven liquefaction trains at the Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project and the Sabine Pass liquefaction project ahead of each train’s guaranteed completion date and within project budgets.
Under sale and purchase agreements (SPA) with Électricité de France, S.A., Iberdrola, S.A., Naturgy Energy Group S.A., PT Pertamina (Persero), and Woodside Energy Trading Singapore Pte Ltd, the date of first commercial delivery is expected to occur in May 2020, upon which the term of each of these SPAs commences.