The Sempra Energy-led Cameron LNG project has started commissioning the third liquefaction train at its export plant in Louisiana.
Cameron LNG began introducing feed gas to the third train on Wednesday, according to a Sempra statement.
This also marks the final commissioning stage for the first phase of the LNG export facility worth about $10 billion.
Cameron LNG received approval from the US FERC on April 21 allowing the introduction of pipeline feed gas to the third unit.
Sempra espects third Cameron LNG train to start commercial operations in the third quarter of this year.
The first phase of the Cameron LNG project includes three trains that will enable the export of about 12 mtpa.
Cameron LNG launched commercial operations at the second train in February this year. The facility’s first train started operations in August 2019.
According to Sempra, the facility has shipped 58 LNG cargoes since the launch of the first train.
Cameron LNG is a venture consisting of affiliates of Sempra, Total, Mitsui & Co and Japan LNG Investment, a company jointly owned by Mitsubishi Corp and NYK.
Sempra indirectly holds 50.2 percent of Cameron.
McDermott International and Chiyoda are the lead contractors at the LNG export project.