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All three of Bechtel’s LNG projects on Curtis Island now operational

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Following an announcement by Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) that it has successfully exported its first LNG cargo, Bechtel has released a statement claiming that all three of its LNG projects on Curtis island, Australia, are now operational. Bechtel has currently constructed four of six LNG trains on Curtis Island, with the remaining two trains scheduled to come online in 2016.

Alasdair Cathcart, the General Manager of Bechtel’s LNG business line, said: “We relied on our people, their knowledge and experience to collaborate with our customers and deliver on our commitment to build three LNG plants next to each other on Curtis Island.

“The simultaneous work on the three giant plants constitutes the greatest concentration of green-fields construction for Bechtel anywhere in the world.

"With all three plants now producing LNG, we are proud of the significant role Bechtel colleagues are playing in bringing Queensland's cleaner energy resource to the world. With more than seven years of design, site construction, module delivery and local and global procurement of equipment and services behind us, we are now within reach of the final milestone – the 2016 completion of our extraordinary Curtis Island undertaking."

Operational control of the Queensland Curtis LNG plant was officially transferred by Bechtel to QGC in November 2015 and, in October 2015, the first LNG cargo was produced from train 1 at the Santos GLNG project.

Edited from press release by David Rowlands

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