Cheniere Energy is working towards having Corpus Christi liquefaction Trains 1 and 2 substantially completed in the first half of 2019, and Train-2 in the second half of next year. Engineering is still ongoing at Train-3 which is 67.8% complete, according to a FERC filing.
In its monthly progress report to the U.S. energy regulator, Cheniere noted Stage-1 (Trains 1 and 2) engineering and procurement are now 100% complete; subcontract and direct hire construction work are 78.2% and 80.7% complete, respectively; and overall project completion for Stage 1 is 91.2%.
Construction has turned 202 systems over to startup through the end of July, the report noted. At this rate of progress, Train 1 is projected to achieve substantial completion in the first half of 2019.
The second state, meaning engineering for Train 3, is 67.8% complete and procurement is 48.1% ready, while subcontract and direct hire construction work are 3.9% and 3.5% complete, respectively. In July and August work continued on Train 3 foundations, columns, and underground pipe installation.
Overall project completion for Train 3 is 30.1%, with Cheniere saying it anticipates achieving substantial completion in the second half of 2019.