Chevron Australia Pty Ltd has announced that it has commenced cool-down of the LNG export system at the Gorgon natural gas plant on Barrow Island, Western Australia (WA). This follows the recent arrival of a commissioning LNG cargo at the facility via the Chevron-operated LNG vessel, Asia Excellence.
Roy Krzywosinski, the Chevron Australian Managing Director, said: “The commissioning cargo is essential for the final testing of critical systems and to efficiently cool down the plant prior to the start of LNG production. As the largest single-resource development in Australia’s history, this is a significant milestone for Gorgon and is a testament to outstanding teamwork by our workforce, contractors and partners.
“Gorgon will be a long-term supplier of natural gas to our customers in the Asia-Pacific region and in Australia, delivering energy security as well as significant long-term economic benefits to Australia for decades to come.”
The first LNG export cargo from the plant is expected in early 2016.
Edited from press release by David Rowlands
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