August LNG trade improved marginally on the back of higher Atlantic and Pacific exports to cover additional demand in Asia.

Tuesday, 06 October 2020 09:06

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AIR PRODUCTS received an order from Algerian national energy company Sonatrach to supply four cryogenic heat- exchangers for one of the North African nation’s liquefaction plants on the Mediterranean Coast.

The LeHigh Valley, Pennsylvania-based company said the heat-exchangers would be manufactured at its plant in Florida and will replace the original ones supplied by Air Products more than 40 years ago.

One piece of equipment that is indispensable for a vessel carrying liquids is a cargo pump and LNGCs are no exception.

Tuesday, 06 October 2020 08:56

Jetty-less receiving solution gains traction

There have been a few jetty-less type discharge systems designed for oil and gas sectors down the years. Technical Editor, Ian Cochran investgates

As the Covid-19 pandemic has reconfigured workforces the world over, training for LNG bunker operations has also had to adapt with courses moving online and new forms of engagement emerging, Ray Gillett, General Manager at GTT Training tells LNG Journal’s fuelling editor Malcolm Ramsay.

Wednesday, 30 September 2020 07:02

Market Tracker - September 29, 2020

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Following scheduled maintenance in May and June this year, Europe’s only LNG production plant was taken out of action again by unscheduled maintenance in early September and a subsequent fire on Monday. A planned cargo lifting via the LNGC Arctic Lady was not completed earlier this month, our data indicates, with additional vessel capacity likely to be idled offshore Hammerfest until work is found elsewhere in October.

The first Ultra Large Container Vessel to will be joined by ‘Champs Elysées’ and seven other ships

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The France-based global container shipping line, CMA CGM, has seen the first of nine LNG-powered vessels join its fleet and the ship’s maiden voyage started on the “French Asia” route calling at 12 ports in 84 days.

Venture Global has told regulators it was making steady progress on the Calcasieu Pass LNG export plant in Louisiana, expected to come on stream in 2022 along with the TransCameron Pipeline, though recent work was hampered by the very active hurricane season on the Gulf Coast.

Calcasieu Pass is one of three plants being developed by Venture Global in Louisiana and is the most advanced.

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The US Golden Pass LNG export project on the Gulf Coast, owned by Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil, is requesting authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to begin the work covered in the latest part of its Implementation Plan and including the foundations of the first liquefaction Train by mid- October 2020.

The FERC formally approved the transformation of the Golden Pass import terminal located on the Sabine-Neches Waterway in Texas into an export plant in December 2016.

The Qatar-ExxonMobil project is building three liquefaction Trains with around 16 million tonnes per annum of output.

The first Train is still scheduled to come on stream in 2024, with Train 2 expected to follow six-to-eight months later, and Train 3 six-to-eight months after that.

Golden Pass has continued to progress its site development activities since 2019 and has now submitted the next chapter of the Implementation Plan to expand work at the site.

The project’s engineering, procurement and construction contractor is a joint venture comprising Chiyoda Corp. of Japan and US companies McDermott International and Zachry Group.

The EPC companies have been making sure that local businesses received priority consideration for work and has awarded 34 local subcontracts since actual construction began in May 2020.

The part of the Implementation Plan referred to in the latest FERC filing includes the installation of the foundations in the LNG Train 1 Area. “While Southeast Texas perseveres through the Covid-19 crisis, many companies and residents are getting a boost from opportunity brought to the area by the Golden Pass LNG export project,” the developers have said.

The EPC contractors said they had already committed over $245 million to local businesses so far, and more than 650 local residents were working on the construction site as of the start of August. The companies noted that the work timetable is unchanged.