New assignment for Wood in Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer Atlantic LNG has hand-picked Massy Wood, a joint venture of the UK’s engineering and consulting company Wood, to provide project management and engineering services for its liquefaction facility in Point Fortin.

Atlantic LNG facility; Source: Wood

The three-year contract will enable the two players to work together on improving the operational efficiency and reliability of critical gas supply in the region. The contract will be delivered by Massy Wood’s team in Trinidad, receiving support from Wood’s LNG experts in Houston, and the company’s global decarbonization and new energy teams.

Mala Baliraj, Massy Wood’s Chief Executive Officer, remarked: “We are delighted to grow our relationship with Atlantic, building on the scope of services we already provide to this important natural gas facility.

“Massy Wood has been a trusted partner of choice for over 20 years in Trinidad. We are particularly proud of our delivery teams, who recently achieved over 43 million man-hours without a lost time incident, further demonstrating our unwavering commitment to safety and performance excellence.”

Gaurav Mahabir, Director of Engineering & Projects at Atlantic; Jean Andre Celestain, COO of Atlantic; Maajid Mohammed, Project Site Lead at Massy Wood, Ronald Adams, CEO of Atlantic; and Mala Baliraj, CEO of Massy Wood; Source: Wood

Following up on the existing construction management services delivered over the last decade and focusing on reducing risk and improving performance at the Atlantic facility, Massy Wood’s new award is meant to provide complete end-to-end engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) solutions.

This comes after Massy Wood signed a five-year framework agreement with Shell to deliver engineering projects and provide asset support, also in Trinidad, and was chosen by Japan’s Inpex Corporation to work on its global decarbonization projects. Earlier this year, the firm secured a contract with BP to deliver topside modifications for its production hub in the central North Sea.

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Trinidad, which is said to be the second largest LNG exporter in the Americas, has Atlantic LNG as its sole LNG producer, exporting approximately 15 million tonnes per annum. The company started the construction of Train 1 at its Point Fortin facility in 1996, with the first LNG produced in 1999.

Three additional trains have been built since then. A holding company, that owns each of the four trains, comprises different member companies, including the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (NGC), BP, and Shell.