The first two liquefaction trains arrived at Venture Global’s Calcasieu Pass LNG export facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana from Baker Hughes’s manufacturing facility in Avenza, Italy. The delivery of the highly optimized 0.6 MTPA LNG trains, fabricated in factories, less than 15 months after the project’s final investment decision represents not only a major project milestone but also a step-change in LNG construction. Venture Global expects a delivery of Calcasieu Pass trains 3 through 18 in the coming months and then 36 identical trains for Plaquemines LNG.
The two midscale, modular liquefaction trains and mixed refrigerant compressor skids were shipped to Louisiana from Baker Hughes’s Italian facility ahead of the contractual delivery date. Each train, delivered complete and ready to install, was unloaded, transported onto the Calcasieu Pass site and positioned on its foundations in less than a day. The first and second of the project’s eighteen identical trains will now be connected to their respective Chart brazed aluminum heat exchangers, or cold boxes, eight of which are already installed on site.