Bechtel has contracted EnerMech to provide pre-engineering, supervision, labour and equipment for the air drying and nitrogen purging of all six LNG storage tanks on Queensland’s Curtis Island LNG developments in Australia.
The three plants, namely Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG), Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) and GLNG, are located off the coast of Gladstone on Curtis Island.
Tank capacities range between 140 000 m3 and 160 000 m3 of LNG.
EnerMech has also been engaged by Bechtel to undertake pre-commissioning work across the three Curtis Island LNG projects, with services including lube oil flushing, chemical cleaning, nitrogen purging and pressure testing, high pressure water jetting, painting and blasting, rope access, valve testing and repair, and blowing and drying.
EnerMech Australia's General Manager, Niall Conlon, said: "EnerMech's credentials for working on large-scale LNG projects in Australia is well established and we hope to replicate this success on other global LNG projects which are under construction.
"Our long-standing reputation in pipeline and process pre-commissioning work was a strong factor in initially engaging with Bechtel and winning the contract for the first two tanks, which led on to successfully tendering for the other contracts.
"Having local expertise available, together with a modern equipment fleet, was a strong advantage and our technical know-how in piston flow processes to achieve less than 5% oxygen content in the tank post-purging was key to securing the work."
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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