Bechtel secures FEED contract for Pluto Train 2 Project

11 January 2019

Woodside has awarded a contract to Bechtel (Western Australia) Pty Ltd (Bechtel) to undertake front-end engineering design (FEED) for the Pluto Train 2 Project (Woodside 100%).

The FEED work includes activities required to finalise the costs and technical definition for the proposed second LNG train at the Pluto LNG facility.

The awarded contract also includes an option for Woodside to progress to a lump sum engineering, procurement and construction contract for executing phase activities. This option is subject to, among other conditions, a positive final investment decision (FID) being taken on the project.

The Pluto Train 2 Project will underpin Woodside’s preferred concept for the development of the 7.3 Tcf (2C, 100%) Scarborough gas resource (Woodside 75%). The project will include a second LNG train at the Pluto site with a targeted capacity of 5 Mtpa and installation of domestic gas infrastructure.

Woodside is targeting FID for the Pluto Train 2 Project in 2020, ready for start-up in 2024.

Achieving these milestones is subject to all necessary joint venture approvals, regulatory approvals and appropriate commercial arrangements being finalised.