Cameron LNG has awarded John Wood Group PLC an owner’s engineering services contract for its planned 6.75-million tonne/year (tpy) expansion project. The contract will cover development of a fourth LNG train and improved production from the first three trains which currently deliver 12 million tpy.
In 2016, Cameron LNG received authorization from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to site, construct and operate Train 4. In January 2022, the company requested a revision to its existing authorized permit, proposing to modify the expansion project by adding the single 6.75-million tpy train instead of the previously authorized two 4.98-million tpy units. Design modifications include utilizing electric-drive compressor motors to replace gas-turbine drives, and tie-in of infrastructure to enable the sequestration of carbon dioxide from Train 4’s acid gas.
Development of the Cameron LNG expansion remains subject to definitive agreements, obtaining the necessary permits, and all partners reaching a final investment decision planned for 2023.
Cameron LNG is in Hackberry, La., 18 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico on the Calcasieu ship channel. Cameron LNG is jointly owned by Sempra Infrastructure (50.2%), TotalEnergies SE (16.6%), Mitsui & Co. Ltd. (16.6%), and Japan LNG Investment (16.6%).