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Bechtel selected as execution contractor for Pluto LNG expansion

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Woodside has announced that it has selected Bechtel as the preferred execution contractor for the proposed expansion of its Pluto LNG facility in Western Australia.

Woodside claims that it will continue to work alongside Bechtel in preparation for award of the contract for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase. Activities will include continuing to refine the concept and costs. The FEED contract award will also include the option for the full execution phase contract, subject to a positive final investment decision (FID).

The CEO of Woodside, Peter Coleman, said: “Expanding Pluto LNG will provide the necessary infrastructure to commercialise Western Australian gas resources for years to come.

“We look forward to progressing Train 2 concept definition work and continuing to build our relationship with Bechtel.”

Woodside is proposing a brownfield expansion of the LNG project. This will include building a second LNG train with a targeted capacity of 4 – 5 million tpy (100% project) to facilitate the development of the 7.3 trillion ft3 (2C, 100%) Scarborough gas resource.

In the statement, Woodside claims that it is targeting FEED entry in 1Q19, and a final investment decision in 2020, with Train 2 targeted to be ready for startup in 2024.

These targets are subject to all necessary joint venture approvals, regulatory approvals and/or appropriate commercial arrangements being finalised.

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