Contract Resources claims that Woodside signed a seven-year deal to use the facility, adding that construction is expected to begin shortly, with completion scheduled for early 2018.
Woodside will use the plant to process spent catalyst and hazardous waste by-products, which are removed from the oil and gas production stream process. The storage, processing and purification facility will be the first of its kind in Australia.
Niall Myles, Senior Vice President of Woodside’s Australia Operating Unit, said: “Woodside is pleased to be the foundation client for Contract Resource’s new treatment plant, which will provide an innovative and environmentally sustainable solution for the LNG industry in Australia. This will mean employment opportunities for our local community in Karratha, through the construction and operation of the plant.”
Ivor Ferguson, Contract Resources’ Executive Officer, added: “Woodside’s input and support for the development of this plant has been invaluable and we are delighted to have them on board as our foundation client. This new facility will enable LNG waste materials to be processed locally and in a timely and environmentally friendly manner; and eliminates the risks LNG gas producers are currently facing, with local long-term storage and international transportation and disposal of hazardous waste by-products.”
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