Houston-based Cheniere Energy has announced the “substantial completion” of the second liquefaction train at its Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Louisiana.
The work was done by San Francisco-based Bechtel, the largest engineering and construction firm in the US.
Sabine Pass, an $11bn project overall, is located on the Sabine Pass River near the border with Texas. Eventually it will comprise six trains.
When the first train started producing and the terminal shipped its first cargo early this year it became the first LNG export facility to operate in the lower 48 states. There had previously been a four-decades-long arrangement for exports from the Nikiski LNG plant in Alaska to customers in Japan.
Output from the second train is destined for Mexico’s Gas Natural Fenosa LNG GOM Ltd. (GNF), which has signed a 20-year sale and purchase agreement.