QCLNG shuts down for two weeks, flaring to increase
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.