Chevron has chosen Australian engineering company Worley to provide engineering and construction management services at the US giant’s recently sanctioned $4 billion Jansz-Io Compression (J-IC) project offshore Western Australia.
Worely did not disclose the contract value, but the contractor said it will provide detailed engineering, design, and construction management services for the J-IC project’s power transmission and communication components.
The deal follows Worley’s completion of the pre-FEED and FEED phases of the project. The services will be carried out by Worley’s Perth office with support from Worley’s Global Integrated Delivery team.
Baker Hughes will deliver subsea compression manifold technology for J-IC.
Aker Solutions will deliver the all-electric subsea gas compression system, and ABB last week won a contract worth around $120 million to supply the overall Electrical Power System (EPS).
The Chevron-led Gorgon LNG venture in Australia said last month that it will proceed with a $4 billion investment for the Jansz-Io compression development that will keep customers in Asia supplied with gas for decades. Significantly, the subsea compression project, needed to move the gas from the deep seas to shore, will be the first of its kind outside of Norway.
Chevron said the Jansz-Io Compression (J-IC) project marks the US giant’s most significant capital investment in Australia since the approval of Gorgon Stage 2 in 2018.
The project, which is expected to take five years to complete, will improve gas recovery from offshore wells at the Jansz-Io field and help keep the three-train 15.6 million tonne per year liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant filled for decades.