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Freeport LNG's 2nd train at Texas terminal begins LNG production

Freeport LNG Development LP started producing LNG on the second natural gas liquefaction train of its export facility on Quintana Island in Freeport, Texas.

The second train is scheduled to begin service in January 2020. The second and third trains at the Freeport LNG terminal remain on track, with the third train scheduled for initial LNG production in the first quarter of 2020, according to a Dec. 6 news release.

The terminal has been shipping commissioning cargoes from the first train since early September. In November, Freeport LNG asked federal regulators to allow the first train to enter commercial service.

Construction and engineering company Zachry Group and McDermott International Inc. have partnered under a joint venture for the development of Freeport LNG's first and second train. Chiyoda International Corp. joined the venture for work on the terminal's third train. The venture project comprises three pre-treatment trains, a liquefaction facility with three trains, a second loading berth and a 165,000-cubic meter LNG storage tank.