LCL – Lake Charles Liquefaction Plant Expansion – Louisiana - Project Profile
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Lake Charles LNG Export Company LLC (LCL), formerly known as Trunkline LNG Export LLC, is planning to undertake the expansion of liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Louisiana, the US.
The project involves the construction of an LNG liquefaction plant comprising four liquefaction trains each with a production capacity of 2 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of LNG (0.84m3 per annum).
The project includes the construction of gas processing units, LNG marine and ship-loading facilities, two 160,000m3 full-containment storage tanks, vacuum chambers, distillation units and related facilities, the installation of compressor units, processing equipment and safety equipment and the laying of pipelines.
BG Group (BG) has been appointed as associated developer and is responsible for selecting the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor and managing construction. Upon completion, BG will operate and be responsible for the LNG offtake from the facility.
In August 2013, Technip was appointed as front-end engineering and design (FEED) contractor.
C. H. Fenstermaker & Associates, L.L.C. has been appointed as consulting engineer. The scope of works includes Drainage Impact Analysis, FEMA LOM-R Analysis and Application, HEC-RAS and HEC-HMS Modeling and Agency Coordination.
In August 2013, Trunkline received conditional authorization from the Department of Energy (DoE) to export liquefied natural gas to non-free trade agreement nations from the LNG import terminal.
In March 2014, Trunkline submitted an application to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking its authorization for the site, construction, ownership, and operation of the proposed project.
In October 2014, BG selected Rolls-Royce to supply the Trent 60 DLE industrial gas turbine for the main refrigeration compressors and signed the terms of a long term service agreement covering the support and maintenance of the equipment for up to 25 years that will help deliver high levels of availability for the LNG plant.
Each of the four LNG trains will utilize four Trent 60 DLE gas turbines as part of the Air Products C3MR refrigeration process. Each train will employ two Trent 60 DLE gas turbines driving propane compressors and two Trent 60 DLE gas turbines driving mixed refrigerant compressors for a total of 12 Trent 60 DLE gas turbines in the plant.
In March 2015, Trunkline applied for its Title V air permit and Prevention of Signification Deterioration permit with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for the project and awaiting approval.
On August 14, 2015, FERC issued the final environmental impact statement (EIS).
In November 2015, a joint venture of Magnolia LNG, a subsidiary of Australia's Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd, KBR Inc. and South Korea-based SK Engineering & Construction (SKE&C) was awarded US$4,354 million lump-sum turnkey EPC contract. The contract covers the construction of four LNG production trains with design capacity of 2MTPA or greater each, two 160,000m3 full-containment storage tanks, LNG marine and ship-loading facilities and supporting infrastructure.
On December 18, 2015, the project received approval from the FERC.
In April 2016, the project received final construction clearance from the FERC.
In August 2016, EthosEnergy was appointed to provide operations and maintenance services with contact value US$176.8 million.
On December 6, 2016, DOE approved Magnolia LNG LLC’s application to export LNG to countries that do not have a free-trade agreement (FTA) with the US.
The final investment decision (FID) and funding arrangement decision are yet to be taken.
The project involves the construction of an LNG plant comprising four liquefaction trains each with a production capacity of 2MTPA of LNG in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the US.
The US$11,000 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of gas processing units
2. Construction of two 160,000m3 full-containment storage tanks
3. Construction of vacuum chambers
4. Construction of distillation units
5. Construction of LNG marine and ship-loading facilities
6. Laying of pipelines
7. Installation of compressor units
8. Installation of processing equipment
9. Installation of safety equipment
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