Chevron Corp. plans to shutdown Train 1 at the Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Australia to inspect for damage after the second train is placed back online, a spokesperson said Thursday.
Chevron, which operates the three-train facility and has a 47.3% stake, is progressing on repairs to Train 2, which was shut in May after welding cracks were discovered. The restart of the unit is set for early September. The Train 1 shutdown would likely begin after starting up the second train. If repairs are needed for the first train, it could be offline for up to three months, a spokesperson told NGI.
Combined capacity of the trains is 15.6 million metric tons/year (mmty), equivalent to about 2 Bcf/d.
A plan to inspect and potentially repair Train 3 would be developed...