McDermott International, and its joint venture partner Chiyoda International Corporation, a US-based wholly owned subsidiary of Chiyoda Corporation, Japan, has announced that Train 3 of the Cameron LNG project has begun producing LNG.

Whilst production at the Louisiana-based project is in the initial phases, the project accomplishment is a precursor to substantial completion of Train 3 and comes just weeks after the introducion of feed gas to Train 3.

Cameron LNG project progresses

“I applaud the hard work and commitment of the entire joint venture project team whose focus on safety and delivery during this dynamic time brought Train 3 to the state of producing LNG,” said Mark Coscio, McDermott’s Senior Vice-President for North, Central and South America.

“The teamwork and diligence they have placed on safety and health as we navigate through the current COVID-19 pandemic has enabled us to continue our operations and deliver the project.” 

McDermott and 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 12 million tonnes per annum of LNG, or approximately 1.7 billion cubic feet per day.