Venture Global raises second LNG storage tank roof at Calcasieu Pass

The North LNG Tank at Calcasieu Pass on May 19, 2020 (Courtesy Venture Global)

Venture Global has announced it has completed the raising of the second liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tank roof at its Calcasieu Pass LNG export facility.

Venture Global says the 1.8 million pound tank dome and assembly were air raised to allow better and safer access, as well as for a faster construction schedule. The milestone comes less than a month after the first LNG tank roof was raised last month.

McDermott International division CB&I Storage Tank Solutions is building the LNG project’s dual 200,000m³ tanks. The dome of the tank was raised in 80 minutes using pressure of 0.25 psi.

ACC modules being set at the Calcasieu Pass LNG site (Courtesy Venture Global)

Additional milestones at the site: The first modules for the export facility’s 720 MW combined cycle gas turbine power plant have now arrived at site. Key components of the gas insulated switchgear (GIS) have been successfully installed on schedule, and the site has also begun receiving and setting modules for the air cooled condenser (ACC).

Last August, Venture Global awarded a contract to Baker Hughes to provide a comprehensive LNG technology solution for the Calcasieu Pass project. The 10 million tons-per-year project is utilizing mid-scale, modular liquefaction trains that are factory-fabricated in Italy.

Last month, Baker Hughes successfully completed a string test of a mixed refrigerant compression system of the Calcasieu Pass project.

In July last year, Calcasieu Pass LNG achieved more than $10 billion in binding commitments from initial coordinating lead arrangers.

Read the announcement.