Work progresses on Golden Pass LNG export plant in Texas

QatarEnergy and ExxonMobil continue to make progress in building their $10 billion Golden Pass LNG export plant on the US Gulf Coast near Sabine Pass, Texas.

State-owned QatarEnergy owns a 70 percent stake in the Golden Pass project with a capacity of more than 18 mpta and will offtake 70 percent of the capacity, while US energy firm ExxonMobil has a 30 percent share.

The partners plan to launch the first train in the first quarter of 2024, the second train in the third quarter of 2024, and the third train in the first quarter of 2025.

A joint venture of Chiyoda, McDermott, and Zachry is building the LNG facility.

“Golden Pass is continuing to carry out Phase I and Phase II activities, such as storm water
protection, levee construction, stockpiling of material, and piling,” Golden Pass LNG Terminal and Golden Pass Pipeline said in the newest construction report filed with the US FERC.

Work progresses on Golden Pass LNG export plant in Texas
Brownfield tank farm (Image: Golden Pass LNG)

In addition, Golden Pass and its contractors progressed installation of piping and steel in process areas, continued walls and piping installation for the ground flares, while concrete foundation pours continued in Train 2 and Train 3.

Golden Pass also progressed setting various vessels on respective foundations and continued preparatory activities for Brownfield tie-ins and LNG tanks top modifications scope.

The firm said that structural steel installation has continued around the brownfield boil-off gas compressors as well.

As per the pipeline expansion project, Golden Pass has continued mobilization activities for the MP01 compressor station area and staked and mowed pipeline row, it said.

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