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GLNG Train 2 begins LNG production

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LNG Industry,

Bechtel has released a statement claiming that the Gladstone LNG (GLNG) project’s Train 2 has successfully commenced the production of LNG. The project is located on Curtis Island, Australia, alongside Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) and Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG).

Out of the three LNG projects, just one train on the APLNG project is yet to complete both commissioning and start-up. Once this occurs, the entire programme will move into long-term operations, with a total production capacity of 25 million tpy of LNG.

The General Manager of Bechtel’s LNG business line, Alasdair Cathcart, said: “Successfully delivering LNG production units for our three customers on Curtis Island will go down among the most significant achievements in Bechtel's 118-year history.

"Our teams have worked with the customers to overcome considerable challenges of megaproject construction, building the Curtis Island projects safely, on time and budget with the three facilities already producing above required capacity. I want to congratulate the entire team on this outstanding performance and continued focus as we work on bringing the last of the six trains on line safely and to the same quality our customers have experienced to date."

In a statement, the Managing Director and CEO of Santos, Kevin Gallagher, said that first LNG from Train 2 was another milestone for the project. Santos is the operator of the project, and holds a 30% interest in it.

Edited from various sources by David Rowlands

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