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Atlas Copco Rental wins Wheatstone LNG contract

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Atlas Copco Rental has announced that it is joining forces with the Australian Pressure Testing Service (APTS) on the Wheatstone LNG Project, which is being constructed in Ashburton North, Western Australia. The LNG project, which will have an initial production capacity of 8.9 million tpy, will consist of two LNG production trains, a domestic gas (DOMGAS) processing plant and condensate processing facilities with other supporting facilities, product storage, product loading facility (PLF), material offloading facility (MOF) and other infrastructure.

APTS was involved in the testing of all pipework associated with the product loading facility, a 1.4 km jetty and associated pipe rack. The project scope included a number of large pneumatic tests.

Atlas Copco Rental in Australia has worked with APTS on several previous projects, and discussions began with the engineering team to develop a package tailored to the jetty project. The scope of the project required the supply of as much compressed air volume as possible. To achieve this, Atlas Copco Rental we utilised the rental fleet available in Western Australia and delivered two separate 34 bar regulated spreads to meet at a common header.

High pressure oil injected diesel compressors, XRVS 1250, XRVS 1350, XRVS 1000, SD 180 desiccant dryers, 7T booster, B4 booster, filter packs, bullhoses and pressure regulators were supplied. The scope of the project required two full-time operators from Karratha to commission, ensure uninterrupted operation of the two spreads during testing and decommission onsite. All of the equipment was provided with pressure valve, pressure vessel, fire suppression, hose certification and registration to comply with Western Australia's stringent site regulations.

APTS General Manager – Operations, Chris Newbound, said: “Atlas Copco is a preferred supplier of APTS due to their ongoing reliability and long-term commitment to delivering high quality equipment. The synergy of our key values and ethical conduct is important to APTS, allowing our teams to work productively alongside each other to deliver key projects within Australian industry.”

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