Australia Pacific LNG has commenced loading refrigerants to its Curtis Island LNG facility.
Over the coming weeks, propane and ethylene will continue to arrive on Curtis Island. These refrigerants play a key role in the Optimized Cascade® process, the liquefaction technology owned by Australia Pacific LNG shareholder ConocoPhillips.
Australia Pacific LNG CEO, Page Maxson, said: "The arrival of the refrigerants signifies a key step toward starting up the first LNG train. It enables us to meet the next milestones including test runs of the compressors, followed by final commissioning of remaining units of the first LNG train […] Today's achievement keeps us firmly on track for first LNG export in the second half of this calendar year."
Australia Pacific LNG also confirmed that the first phase of development and infrastructure in the gas fields is nearing completion.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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