Cameron LNG readies for US exports

Photo: USCG Petty Officer 3rd Class Johanna Strickland

Cameron LNG facility in the US is preparing for exports and underwent an inspection by the coast guard this week.

Marine Safety Unit Lake Charles personnel from the US Coast Guard (USCG) carried out an inspection of Cameron LNG on Tuesday in preparation for it to load its first cargo for global export.

The safety inspection included a review of the facility’s design, construction, equipment, operations, maintenance, personnel training and firefighting systems.

“Facility safety inspections are a key part of the Coast Guard’s mission to facilitate safe and secure commerce on our nation’s marine transportation system,” said Lt. William Hickey, MSU Lake Charles’ Chief of Prevention. “Thanks to the transparent communication and diligent preparation by Cameron LNG, the inspection went smoothly, and we applaud Cameron LNG’s ongoing commitment to safety.”

Construction of the $10bn liquefaction facility began in 2014 and the 3-train facility will have an export capacity of 14.95m tonnes pa.

Major Japanese shipowners K Line, Mitsui OSK Lines, and NYK all have long-term charter contracts with Mitsui & Co for LNG exports from Cameron LNG.

Read more: K Line in 25-year contract with Mitsui & Co for Cameron LNG

Posted 15 February 2019

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