BG Group launches second QCLNG train

Posted November 26, 2015



Commercial operations have commenced from the second train at BG Group’s Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) plant.

 BG Group’s Australian subsidiary, has also assumed control of Train 2 from Bechtel Australia, which built the facility.

The company now has full control of both LNG trains and associated facilities at QCLNG.

“As we assume full control of the entire QCLNG plant, we remain focused on managing the facility safely and responsibly,” BG Group chief executive Helge Lund said.

“The QGC and Bechtel team deserve great credit for the completion of the project, and I would also like to thank our partners, contractors, government authorities including the state of Queensland, together with the landholders and the communities from across the Surat Basin to Curtis Island for their support.

“They all helped us to not only connect QCLNG to more wells than any liquefaction plant in the world, but establish a new LNG industry based on natural gas in coal seams.

“With both trains now fully operational, QCLNG adds significant volumes and flexibility to our LNG shipping and marketing portfolio.”

By mid-2016 the integrated project is expected to reach plateau production, producing enough LNG to load about 10 vessels per month combined which is equivalent to exporting around eight million tonnes per year.

Since starting production in December 2014, 71 cargoes have been shipped.


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