The final two modules of Santos’ Gladstone LNG (GLNG) project have arrived at the plant’s LNG processing units on Curtis Island. The modules will make up the two LNG trains and left Batangas, where they were built, late last month, bound for Curtis Island.
The two steel structures, which have a combined weight of more than 2890 t, mark the completion of 15 million work hours over two and a half years to construct and deliver a total of 111 modules to the plant.
Santos GLNG Vice President Downstream Rod Duke commended the delivery of the final modules. “The precision and expertise involved in building these vital pieces of infrastructure has been extraordinary,” he said.
“Each module had to be built with a margin of error of only 2 mm – an amazing feat when you think the heaviest weighed more than 2500 t and longest stretched nearly 75 m.
“Importantly, construction work was completed with an excellent safety record, and I congratulate everyone involved for their efforts in safely reaching this milestone.”
First LNG in 2015
Mr Duke said that Santos was proudly Australian and had a proven track record in delivering world-class natural gas projects and operations.
“We’re leading the way in developing Queensland’s natural gas industry and with activities across our business progressing well, we’re on track for first LNG next year,” Mr Duke said.
Bechtel is constructing Santos GLNG’s two-train LNG plant on Curtis Island, off the coast of Gladstone.
Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe
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