On September 21, 2017 Cheniere Energy submitted a monthly progress report to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the Corpus Christi Liquefaction project. The report covers activities of the project that occurred during the month of August 2017.
The report noted engineering has progressed to 100.0%. Procurement has progressed to 89.2%. Subcontract and direct hire construction work are 47.8% and 48.0% complete, respectively. The total project has progressed to 71.7% complete against the plan of 72.1%.
Construction focused on progressing permanent plant concrete, structural steel, aboveground pipe, electrical and equipment installation. Major highlights for August included setting the Train 1 filter houses, handover of the west jetty to the OSBL LNG team, installation of the first remediated galvanized spools and the continuation of high voltage work in preparation for GIS and main substation energization.
Images below from the FERC Corpus Christi Liquefaction monthly construction report for August 2017.
On September 15, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that it has approved a long-term application from Eagle LNG to export LNG to FTA and non-FTA countries.
Eagle LNG has been authorized to export U.S. produced LNG in ISO containers loaded at the Maxville Facility located in Jacksonville, Florida, to anywhere in the world not prohibited by U.S. law or policy.
Eagle Maxville sought authorization to export up to a total of 2.8 Bcf/yr of natural gas (0.01 Bcf/d) to FTA and non-FTA countries. The U.S. DOE order authorizes the export of LNG in the full amount requested, up to the equivalent of 2.8 Bcf/yr of natural gas.
According to Eagle LNG the Maxville Facility primarily will produce LNG for use as marine fuel for domestic markets, but Eagle Maxville also seeks to export any remaining output to markets in the Caribbean Basin and elsewhere in the region.
Eagle LNG started construction of theMaxville LNG plant in May of 2016. Eagle LNG is in the final stages of completing the Maxville plant with commissioning activities underway. Commercial operations are expected to begin in October 2017.
Eagle LNG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferus Natural Gas Fuels LP and privately-held by The Energy & Minerals Group.
Tellurian announced yesterday it has entered into an agreement with a private seller to acquire natural gas producing assets and undeveloped acreage in northern Louisiana for $85.1 million. The transaction is scheduled to close by the end of November 2017 subject to customary closing conditions.
According to a company statement the assets are located in
Red River, DeSoto and Natchitoches Parishes, and include:
Tellurian was founded by Charif Souki and Martin Houston and is led by President and CEO Meg Gentle. Tellurian plans to build a natural gas business that includes development of the Driftwood LNG terminal, an ~ 26 mtpa LNG export facility, and an associated pipeline.
Carnival Corporation announced today the official beginning of construction for the first of its seven next-generation cruise ships that will be fully-powered by liquefied natural gas with a keel-laying ceremony at Seatrade Europe in Hamburg.
These new ships can use LNG to generate 100 percent of their power both in port and on the open sea. The seven ships, with delivery dates between 2018 and 2022, will be built by German and Finnish shipbuilders Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku.
"Today marked a significant milestone in the construction of this next-generation of Carnival Corporation ships featuring our 'green cruising' design, which will be the most environmentally friendly ships in our company's history," said Arnold Donald, president and CEO of Carnival Corporation. "We are committed to continuing to reduce air emissions and improving air quality by evaluating both new and established solutions, including LNG. We are proud to be on the forefront of advancing LNG as a fuel source for the cruise industry, and we appreciate our long-standing partnership with Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku.”
Following the introduction of AIDAnova in 2018, Carnival Corporation's Costa Cruises brand will debut the industry's next cruise ship that can be powered completely by LNG on the open seas in 2019 – the first steel-cutting ceremony for this ship is scheduled at the Meyer Turku shipyard in the coming week. LNG-powered ships for Carnival Cruise Line and P&O Cruises (UK) will follow in 2020. Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises will each receive an additional LNG-powered ship in 2021, followed by an additional LNG-powered ship for Carnival Cruise Line in 2022.
In October 2016, Carnival Corporation signed a framework agreement with Shell to be its supplier of marine LNG to power the first two of its new LNG ships for AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises with itineraries visiting popular European ports. As part of the agreement, the ships will utilize Shell's infrastructure in cruise ports to refuel with LNG throughout their itineraries. The vessels, equipped with dual-fuel engines, are the first of a new generation of cruise ships fully powered by LNG both while in port and at sea – an industry first and an environmental breakthrough that will improve air quality with cleaner emissions.
The INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG Project’s floating production, storage and offloading facility (FPSO) was safely moored today in the Ichthys Field, 220 kilometres off the north coast of Western Australia according to a company statement.
“The safe and efficient mooring of the Ichthys Venturer in the 250-metre deep waters of the Ichthys Field heralds another successful milestone for the INPEXoperated Ichthys LNG Project,” Mr Louis Bon, Managing Director Ichthys Project stated.
“Completing the complex operation of connecting 21 pre-installed mooring chains, weighing more than 15,000 tonnes, from the seabed to the FPSO is testament to the well-coordinated work of our personnel, including contractors and subcontractors from around the globe,” Mr Bon said.
The FPSO has been designed to process and store most of the condensate delivered from the Ichthys LNG Project’s central processing facility, Ichthys Explorer, before periodically offloading it to carriers for export to market.
The Ichthys LNG Project is expected to produce up to 8.9 million tonnes of LNG per annum and 1.65 million tonnes of LPG per annum, along with approximately 100,000 barrels of condensate per day at peak.
JAX LNG, LLC announced this week the company has received a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) for the operation of their waterfront LNG facility and the approval to conduct ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operations with TOTE Maritime’s Marlin Class ships and the LNG barge, Clean Jacksonville.
The expectation is this ship-to-ship LNG bunkering operation will begin early in 2018. In August 2015, JAX LNG and its partner TOTE Maritime received their first LOA from the USCG establishing a LNG bunkering facility in the Port of Jacksonville. “The receipt of this second LOA demonstrates our commitment to our customers, the value of inclusive port stakeholder relationships and exhibits confidence in our rigorous operational risk analysis methodology,” said Tim Hermann, president of Pivotal LNG.
JAX LNG, LLC is a joint venture between Pivotal LNG and Northstar Midstream. Expected to be operational by end of 2017, JAX LNG’s waterfront LNG facility in Jacksonville will be outfitted with a marine dock and truck loading capability. Operated by Pivotal LNG, the facility’s initial daily liquefaction capacity will be 120,000 gallons of LNG per day and the facility will have 2 million gallons of storage capacity.
On August 21st, 2017 Cheniere
Energy submitted a monthly construction progress report to the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission for the Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project in Cameron
The report covered activities for the Sabine Pass Liquefaction Stage 2 (Trains 3 and 4) and Sabine Pass Liquefaction Stage 3 (Trains 5 and 6) projects that occurred during the month of July 2017.
Stage 2 Engineering and Procurement are 100% complete. Subcontract and direct hire construction work are 96% and 99.6% complete, respectively. Overall project completion for Stage 2 is 99.5% complete against the plan of 100%.
Stage 3 Engineering is now 100% complete. Procurement is now 97.7% complete. Subcontract and direct hire work are 55.0% and 35.2% complete, respectively. Stage 3 overall project completion is 71.8% against the plan of 72.3%.
Train 4 is projecting October 2017 for substantial completion. Train 5 is projecting August 2019 for substantial completion.
The report noted train 5 analyzer buildings and miscellaneous equipment were set. In OSBL, the GTG assembly continued, while water treatment building equipment and miscellaneous equipment were set. Cable tray installation continues in ISBL related to the propane condenser, cryo rack, mercury removal, fuel gas facilities, AGRU pipe rack, thermal oxidizer area, and compressor area. Cable pulls continued in ISBL. Cable tray installation in main north-south, main east-west, and utilities rack continues. OSBL and ISBL sitework continued with roads, trenches and culverts installation and final grading. Sitework related to the additional outfall commenced within site limits. Revamp A/G pipe and high voltage cable pulls continued.
Images below from the FERC July 2017 Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project Progress Report.
On August 21, 2017 Cheniere Energy submitted a monthly progress report to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the Corpus Christi Liquefaction project. The report covers activities of the project that occurred during the month of July 2017.
The report noted engineering has progressed to 100.0%. Procurement has progressed to 88.7%. Subcontract and direct hire construction work are 40.9% and 44.2% complete, respectively. The total Project has progressed to 69.6% complete against the plan of 69.5%.
Construction focused on progressing permanent plant
concrete, structural steel, aboveground pipe, electrical and equipment
installation. Major highlights for July included setting final propane feed
chiller, commenced setting IAC air coolers, completed preliminary alignment for
Train 2 refrigeration compressors,
completed setting Train 2 propane rack air coolers and continued high voltage
work in preparation for GIS and main substation energization.
Progress report images below from the August 21st, 2017 FERC report.
On August 21st, 2017 Cameron LNG submitted its monthly progress report for the Cameron LNG Liquefaction Project to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. In early August Sempra announced it expects that train 1 of the project may be delayed until 2019, with Trains 2 and 3 coming online later that year. Originally train 1 was scheduled to come online in 2018.
The FERC report noted construction activities continued through the month of July. These activities consisted of civil works, structural steel erection, fireproofing work, installation of equipment, tanks and piping, electrical and instrument works, and tie-in works within the existing facility. Continued pulling vacuum on the 24” liquefaction rundown line pipe-in-pipe shroud cavities. Continued installation of shoreline protection along the eastern ship channel boundary. Continued installation of major equipment. All new workers received HSE training prior to starting work.
Progress report images below from the August 21st, 2017 FERC report.