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Bechtel awarded FEED contract for Pluto Train 2 project

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Woodside has announced that it has awarded a contract to Bechtel (Western Australia) Pty Ltd to carry out the front-end engineering design (FEED) work for the Pluto Train 2 project.

According to the statement, the FEED work includes activities required to finalise the costs and technical definition for the proposed second LNG train at the facility.

Furthermore, the contract also includes an option for Woodside to progress to a lump sum engineering, procurement and construction contract for the execution of phase activities. Woodside claims that this option is subject to, inter alia, a positive final investment decision (FID) being taken on the project.

The CEO of Woodside, Peter Coleman, said: “Our Burrup Hub vision is taking shape as we work with Bechtel to progress the Pluto Train 2 Project, which will create a pathway for the globally cost-competitive development of Western Australian gas resources.”

According to the statement, the Pluto Train 2 project will underpin the company’s preferred concept for the development of the 7.3 trillion ft3 Scarborough gas resource. In addition to this, the project will also include a second LNG train at the Pluto facility, with a planned capacity of 5 million tpy, as well as the installation of domestic gas infrastructure.

Woodside claims that it is planning to take FID on the Pluto Train 2 project next year, with startup scheduled for 2024. Reaching these milestones is subject to all of the necessary joint venture approvals and regulatory approvals, as well as the appropriate commercial arrangements being finalised.

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