Specifically, the Train 4 project will involve construction of a liquefaction unit similar to Freeport’s other three units at the site, as well as associated pipelines, storage vessels and related facilities.
The project will allow for the export of an additional 0.74 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day from the site.
Moreover, the company stated that the approval from the US Department of Energy for the export of Train 4 volumes to non-Free Trade Agreement countries is expected later this quarter.
The new Train is scheduled to begin operations in 2023. Freeport LNG’s export facility for the time being is embodied with three liquefaction trains, with Train 1 scheduled for commercial startup in Q3 of 2019, and full three-train commercial operations.
Concluding, 13.5 mtpa of this capacity has been contracted under 20-year tolling agreements to Osaka Gas Trading & Export, JERA Energy America, BP Energy Company, Toshiba America LNG Corporation, and SK E&S LNG, and approximately 0.5 mtpa has been contracted to Trafigura under a 3-year sale and purchase agreement commencing in 2020.