The goal is to have all three production units in service by the end of the year and LNG on the way to destinations around the globe where it will be used for power plants, industrial customers and homes. The project is being developed as a joint venture between Sempra and four companies from
“It’s an important project for
Cameron LNG is the latest milestone in the
Cameron LNG’s three production units, which are known in the industry as trains, would produce nearly 12 million metric tons of LNG per year — enough natural gas to power around 10 million
“As you well know, the world has changed we, some through Mother Nature and American technology and ingenuity, have a tremendous supply of natural gas,” Glatch said. “It’s clean burning and in high demand around the world especially from allies in
Sempra entered into a joint venture with Japanese energy trading firm
The LNG export terminal will receive natural gas from Sempra’s Cameron Interstate Pipeline and TransCanada’s Columbia Gulf Transmission Pipeline. So far, crews have installed 1 million feet of pipe, about 7.5 million feet of cable and a quarter million cubic yards of concrete. Before construction on the plant could begin, crews raised the soil at the site 12 to 15 feet above sea level and brought in additional power lines and a substation to deliver 100 megawatts of electricity.
“It’s a huge civil engineering, construction, logistics and procurement effort,” Cameron LNG CEO
The export terminal is just one of three facilities planned by Sempra as part of a two-coast approach to more export 45 million metric tons of LNG per year by the mid-2020s. In addition to Cameron LNG, the copmany is also developing the Energia Costa Azul LNG facility in
As more nations switch from coal-fired power plants to natural gas, Glatch said demand for LNG is robust.
“In the mid-2020s, there’s expected to high demand and limited supply, that’s a good place to be for projects like ours,” Glatch said. “We’re ahead of the pack.”
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