Plaquemines LNG 20 MTPA Export Facility
Venture Global has set out to disrupt the LNG industry by taking a bottom-up approach to capital cost. Our customers will benefit from our savings with a low-cost, reliable supply of LNG.
Plaquemines LNG key project features include a liquefaction plant consisting of 18 liquefaction blocks developed in two phases, with each block having a nameplate capacity of 1.2 million metric tonnes per annum (MTPA) and consisting of two SMR liquefaction units and ancillary support facilities. It will also contain four 200,000-cubic-meter LNG above-ground storage tanks with cryogenic pipeline connections to the liquefaction plant and berthing docks.
Additionally, the facility will include up to three marine loading berths for ocean-going ships capable of receiving LNG carriers up to 185,000 cubic meters in capacity. It will also include a utility dock on the Mississippi River to handle waterborne deliveries of equipment and material during both construction and project operations.
Plaquemines LNG will use a combined-cycle gas-turbine (CCGT) power plant with a generating capacity of approximately 611 megawatts (MW) plus an additional 25 MW gas-fired turbine for phase one. The power plant will be expanded in phase two to include an additional 611 MW of generating capacity plus an additional 25 MW gas-fired turbine.
- Our LNG liquefaction “blocks” consist of two trains, each with a cold box, a heavy hydrocarbon removal section, and a compressor skid.
- Our technology choice is an industry standard single mixed refrigerant (SMR) process that has proven to be highly reliable.
- Using modular mid-scale trains of .626 MTPA can build plant capacity in incremental steps if desired.
- The modular design dramatically reduces on site construction, allowing interconnecting, and enables a quicker assembly in the field and is key to our cost reductions.