First gas brought to GLNG Train 1

Santos has brought first gas to its GLNG facility with first LNG expected soon

Santos has brought first gas to its GLNG facility with first LNG expected soon

Santos’ GLNG Project Train 1 has reached first gas, according to a statement on the company’s project website.

Today’s announcement said full start-up at the GLNG facility could follow suit in the near future.

“The delivery of gas into Train 1 is a key milestone in the ongoing plant testing and commissioning process, and keeps GLNG on track for first LNG around the end of the third quarter,” the company said.

The $A23 billion project is currently scheduled for first LNG around the end of the third calendar quarter of 2015.

Over the coming weeks, the ‘front-end’ pre-treatment units will be started up before chilling down the ‘cold end’ refrigeration units to make LNG.

“GLNG is progressing extremely well. Our upstream facilities are fully operational and we are in the final stages of commissioning on Curtis Island,” Santos Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer David Knox said.

“As we continue to hit our key milestones, we know exactly what remains to be done and we’re focused on safely delivering GLNG on time and on budget.”

The GLNG Project is a joint venture between Santos (30 per cent) and PETRONAS (27.5 per cent), Total (27.5 per cent) and KOGAS (15 per cent).

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