Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. and Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC have submitted the August monthly construction progress report for the Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The report was dated September 20th, 2012. Below are excerpts taken directly from the report submitted to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
The project team worked from January 1, 2012, through August 9, 2012, advancing engineering from the FEED and progressing major equipment purchase orders. Upon Notice to Proceed, 27 key major equipment packages were released, followed by 23 additional purchase orders through the month. Subcontractors were mobilized to the jobsite with soil stabilization and pile driving equipment to commence the civil program. The project maintains a positive safety record with no reportable incidents.
Engineering is now 21.1% complete. Additionally, Procurement is now 18.7% complete. The overall project completion is 10.5%.
The overall project schedule is progressing ahead of the contractual schedule basis; an updated schedule reflects significant acceleration of the Train 1 and Train 2 substantial completion dates from the contractual basis. While schedule development continues, early targets for Train 1 substantial completion and Train 2 substantial completion are 43 and 47 months, respectively. Contrast this against the contractual basis of 49 and 58 months for Train 1 and Train 2.
This month engineering completed all of the ISBL 30% client model reviews for Train 1, issued Train 1 propane condenser piles IFC, issued grounding drawings for propane condensers area IFC and started the issue of IFD P&ID’s.
Following NTP, Procurement issued the full release for the 27 Purchase Orders progressed in the Early EPC phase. Additional awards of mechanical equipment, control systems, piping valves, and civil materials have been completed, bringing the award total to 50, with approximately 25 more awards projected in September.
Procurement continues to receive vendor data and is currently working on a total of 112 material requisitions. During the month of August, Subcontracts facilitated the jobsite mobilization of the piling, soil improvement and security services subcontractors. The pest control services RFP package was issued.
The following bids were received and/or are being evaluated: field radio systems, waste management, construction general services, temporary offices & buildings, concrete pump trucks, ready mix concrete (Batch Plant), temporary telecoms, field erected tanks, concrete & soil testing, and sanitary systems.
The project continues to pursue a very aggressive target completion of Trains 1 and 2 and has completed an updated schedule detailing key activities to achieve first LNG cargo of Train 1 and Train 2 at 40 and 44 months, respectively. The project continues development of its level 3 EPC control schedule, due 120 days after NTP.