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Substantial completion of Sabine Pass Train 1

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Cheniere Energy Partners L.P. and Bechtel have announced that they have achieved substantial completion of Train 1 at the Sabine Pass liquefaction project in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, US.

Commissioning has been completed and Bechtel is turning over care, custody, and control of Train 1 to Cheniere Partners.

Jack Fusco, CEO of Cheniere Partners, said: "Today, together with our EPC contractor Bechtel, we announce that Train 1 of the Sabine Pass liquefaction project has achieved substantial completion, and we are taking care, custody, and control of Train 1 months ahead of the guaranteed completion date and on budget […] I would like to thank Cheniere's professionals who have worked tirelessly since 2012 to complete this significant milestone. I would also like to congratulate our EPC partner Bechtel for this achievement and look to achieve many more."

Jack Futcher, President of Bechtel's Oil, Gas and Chemicals business unit, added: "I congratulate the entire team – our customer Cheniere Partners, our global suppliers, and the Bechtel team – on the extraordinary achievement of bringing Train 1 of the Sabine Pass liquefaction project to life by putting their expertise and experience into finding innovative solutions to the challenges of megaproject engineering and construction […] Cheniere Partners is at the forefront of North America's LNG industry, and we are looking forward to our continued collaboration in delivering energy to global markets."

The first commercial delivery for Train 1 is expected in November 2016, under a 20-year sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with BG Gulf Coast LNG LLC.

Cheniere Partners plans to construct up to six liquefaction trains at the Sabine Pass liquefaction project. Train 1 is complete and has achieved substantial completion, Train 2 is undergoing commissioning and is expected to begin producing LNG in due course, Trains 3 through 5 are under construction and Train 6 is fully permitted. Each liquefaction train is expected to have a nominal production capacity of approximately 4.5 million tpy of LNG.

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