Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine (SGX:S51) will perform module assembly for the second liquefied natural gas (LNG) train to be built at Woodside’s Pluto development in Australia following a contract award from engineering company Bechtel.
Bechtel and the Singapore yard will form an integrated management team to oversee the module assembly programme for Pluto LNG Train 2, scheduled to be completed in 2024, Sembcorp Marine said in a statement.
Pluto LNG is a single onshore LNG processing train located on the Burrup Peninsula near Karratha in the north-west of Western Australia and currently processes gas from the Pluto and Xena offshore fields. Woodside has operated Pluto LNG start-up in 2012. The construction of Pluto Train 2 will expand Pluto’s existing processing capacity by around five million tonnes per year and allow for the processing of third-party gas resources.
Woodside (ASX:WPL) took a final investment decision (FID) on the giant $12 billion Scarborough and Pluto LNG expansion project in Australia last month.
Sembcorp Marine Head of Offshore Platforms Mr Samuel Wong said, “Sembcorp Marine is pleased to collaborate once again with Bechtel on an Australian LNG project. The Group looks forward to executing the project safely and efficiently and we thank Bechtel for their continued trust in our capabilities.”
Previous collaborations between Sembcorp Marine and Bechtel include Australia Pacific LNG project and the Wheatstone LNG project.