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Bechtel delivers final module to Australia Pacific LNG project

LNG Industry,

Bechtel has announced that all 260 modules comprising the three LNG plants the company is building on Curtis Island are now on site.

The final module was delivered to the Australia Pacific LNG project this week. The modules, prefabricated steel structures that house the production units, were built by Bechtel in Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines then shipped to Australia.

Commenting on the milestone, Alasdair Cathcart, GM of LNG at Bechtel, said: "This is an incredible accomplishment and vital to keeping these projects on track. The construction and transport of the modules - including one weighing six times more than an A380 airliner - were among the most complex challenges of the projects. Their successful delivery is a result of collaboration with our customers and the dedication of the teams at each location."

The modules for the Queensland Curtis LNG, Santos GLNG, and Australia Pacific LNG were designed, built, and delivered over a three-year period. The Santos GLNG consists of 111 modules, Queensland Curtis LNG has 80, and Australia Pacific LNG has 69. The tallest module measures more than 100 ft (30.5 m) and the longest more than 250 ft (77 m). The combined weight of the steel structures equals that of 12 Eiffel Towers.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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