THE QCLNG facility on Curtis Island will shut down for about two weeks as part of the commissioning process of Train 1.

The shutdown will start today.

A spokesperson for QCLNG partner QGC said an increase in flaring activity and associated smoke emissions was anticipated for a few days at the beginning and end of the shutdown.

The spokesperson said the maintenance being carried out was not unusual during the commissioning and start-up of an LNG facility.

The shutdown is a scheduled part of the commissioning process on Train 1.

Flaring will increase while natural gas and refrigerant is cleared from the plant, and again when gas is introduced on re-starting.



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