Bechtel Corporation reported that it has successfully delivered and installed all of the modules for the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) production train at the Gladstone LNG (GLNG) facility on Curtis Island in Queensland, Australia. The successful installation marks a major milestone in the construction of the plant, which will consist of two production trains.
“Milestones such as this demonstrate the expertise and dedication of everyone involved in the project,” said Alasdair Cathcart, general manager of Bechtel’s LNG business. “With the modules now in place, work is underway to connect the individual parts of the production train in advance of testing them as part of the overall system. We are pleased with the progress and will continue to work with our customer to successfully deliver the facility.”
Train 1 is made up of 82 modules that were built at a Bechtel-managed module yard facility in the Philippines and transported to Curtis Island over a 19-month period. Modules for Train 2 are being constructed at the same facility and shipped to the island. The final modules for the second train are scheduled to be delivered and installed later this year.
Bechtel is the engineering, procurement, and construction contractor building three LNG facilities on Curtis Island. GLNG, Queensland Curtis LNG, and Australia Pacific LNG are all being built simultaneously, side-by-side, making these projects the largest concentration of Bechtel work anywhere in the world. In addition, the company is the principal contractor for the Chevron Wheatstone LNG project in Western Australia and constructed Australia’s first LNG facility, at Darwin, in 2005. A global leader in the LNG industry, Bechtel is responsible for about half of LNG liquefaction capacity under construction.
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