Cameron LNG, owned jointly by Sempra LNG LLC, Total SA, Mitsui & Co. Ltd., and Japan LNG Investment LLC, has begun commercial operation of Train 1. Cameron LNG, straddling the Louisiana parishes of Cameron and Calcasieu, will include three liquefaction trains with a combined capacity of nearly 15 million tonnes/year. Trains 2 and 3 are expected to being startup before yearend.
Cameron has received regulatory approval to build two more trains, boosting capacity to almost 25 million tpy. No decision to expand has been made.
McDermott International Inc. and its joint venture member on the project, Chiyoda International Corp., provided engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning for the project.
Cameron LNG is the second LNG plant operating in Cameron Parish, joining Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass LNG, which brought its fifth train online in March. Four other projects to be sited in Cameron Parish have been proposed: Calcasieu Pass LNG, Delfin LNG, Monkey Island LNG, and Commonwealth LNG. These could add as much as 47 million tpy of additional liquefaction capacity. But if built none would be in operation before 2022.