According to a press release from Santos, the company’s three Gladstone LNG (GLNG) major natural gas compression hubs are now operational.
This marks the end of the first phase of gas field construction. The achievement comes after testing of the third hub, near Roma, was completed and handed over to the long-term operations team.
Santos VP Queensland, Trevor Brown, commented: “The construction and commissioning of these three major hubs is a significant milestone on our pathway to first LNG production around the end of the third quarter of this year.
“This is a year of delivery for Santos GLNG. Our gas field facilities are complete, our wells are performing strongly, our pipeline is supplying gas to our LNG plant, and we’re approaching 95% completion overall.”
Work on the hubs began in 2012 and required 18.6 million work hours to complete construction and commissioning.
Together, the three hubs required 2900 t of steel, 21 700 m3 of concrete, 1050 km of cabling, and 105 km of pipework.
The three hubs service an area of approximately 7000 km2, and at capacity will be able to process 555 TJ/d of gas.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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