Technip Oceania, a Perth, Australia subsidiary of France's Technip Group, announced Thursday that it has been awarded a contract worth $117 million (AUD 110 million) by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering for the detailed design for Chevron's Wheatstone offshore gas-processing platform.
The upstream (offshore) portion of the project is comprised of the development of gas fields in the WA-17-R and WA-253-P petroleum titles located on the Northwest Shelf offshore Western Australia at water depths of 230 feet to 655 feet (70 to 200 meters).
Subsea gas-gathering systems will transport production to the processing platform where the gas and condensate will be treated. It will then be exported to the onshore gas plant located at Ashburton North, 7.5 miles (12 kilometers west) of Onslow, on the Pilbara coast of mainland Western Australia.
This award follows on from Technip Oceania's successful completion of the front-end engineering design of the project, a contract awarded by Chevron in 2009. The contract represents a breakthrough for Technip Oceania, who are leading the work.
"The Wheatstone Platform is one of the largest offshore platforms ever built, and I am proud that we have been able to deliver the design for DSME from our Australian operation. We have had to expand locally to perform the work, with over 200 people in Perth working on the project," said Technip Oceania Managing Director Frans Roozendaal.
"It has been good to be able to use Technip's Australian office to lead this work. The continuation from FEED, the knowledge of Australian requirements, and the proximity to Chevron gives us a great advantage," said KH Lee – a project manager for DSME.
Technip's operating centers in Perth, Australia and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will execute the contract, which is scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2012.
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