May 21 | 2020
(Americas) Schedule Maintained Despite Covid-19 Disruptions
Engineering and construction specialist McDermott International said it has successfully completed the initial phase of Train 3 of the Cameron LNG project at Hackberry in Louisiana.
The group, and its joint venture partner, Chiyoda International Corp., said the first feed gas had been introduced at the facility and the project was progressing on schedule despite disruptions due to Covid-19.
“I applaud the hard work and commitment of the entire joint venture project team whose focus on safety and delivery during this dynamic time brought Train 3 to the state of producing liquefied natural gas,” said Mark Coscio, McDermott's senior vice president for North, Central and South America
The Cameron LNG project has been under development since the project's initial award in 2014 and includes construction of three large liquefaction trains. Once fully complete the facility is projected to have export capacity of 12 million tonnes per annum of LNG, equivalent to about 1.7 billion cubic feet per day.
"The teamwork and diligence they have placed on safety and health as we navigate through the current Covid-19 pandemic has enabled us to continue our operations and deliver the project,”
Headquartered in Texas, McDermott is one of the largest integrated onshore-offshore EPC companies in the world, with operations in more than 54 countries and a workforce of about 32,000 employees.
Sizeable Middle East Contract
In the Middle East, the group also said it has signed a "sizeable" contract for development of an offshore platform.
The front-end engineering and design, or FEED, work includes development of two offshore riser platforms as well as associated brownfield integration modifications.
Work on the project will begin immediately, and the contract award will be reflected in McDermott's second quarter 2020 backlog ... The FEED contract will be fully executed from McDermott's Middle East offices,” a spokesperson for McDermott said.