Freeport LNG Development LP started commercial operations on the first natural gas liquefaction train of its export facility on Quintana Island in Freeport, Texas.
Freeport LNG's second train remains on schedule with LNG production starting Dec. 6, while the third train is on track for initial LNG production scheduled in the first quarter of 2020, according to a Dec. 9 news release.
Freeport LNG in September shipped the first LNG commissioning cargo from the first train. The partnership received a green light from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to start flowing gas to the train in July.
Construction and engineering company Zachry Group and McDermott International Inc. partnered under a joint venture for the development of Freeport LNG's first and second train. Chiyoda International Corp. joined the venture partnership for work on the export facility's third train. The venture project includes the construction of three pre-treatment trains, a liquefaction facility with three trains, a second loading berth and a 165,000-cubic meter LNG tank.